Not enough supporting votes in Rada for passing healthcare reform – MP Kononenko

There is no enough support in the session hall of the Verkhovna Rada for passing the draft healthcare reform, First Deputy Head of the Petro Poroshenko Bloc parliamentary faction Ihor Kononenko has said.

"Unfortunately, it is more complicated with the healthcare reform than with the pension reform. I do not see supporting votes for it now. Even the coalition, mainly the lawmakers elected on the majority basis in the regions, has questions for the healthcare reform," he said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine.

Kononenko said that the lawmakers have questions first linked to the creation of hospital districts in the regions.

"I spoke to the prime minister and members of the profile committee that they should gather the lawmakers elected on the majority basis and find compromises and solutions for concrete areas and have enough votes in the session hall," the politician said.

Kononenko said that the parliament would have enough votes to pass the pension reform.

"I see votes for the pension reform in parliament. It will be passed," he said.