19:56 21.04.2019

Spokesman for Zelensky's team: healthcare reform needed, but today it suits not all citizens, it should be assessed

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The team of Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the country needs healthcare reforms, but in the current form it does not suit all citizens of Ukraine, as it should be assessed and analyzed if it requires changes.

"The fact that the reforms in Ukraine should be introduced is the right thing for sure. I cannot but agree with colleagues who signed this address. However, it would be not correct to say that today the healthcare reform is completed and it suits everyone," Dmytro Razumkov, a spokesman for Zelensky's election headquarters, said at a briefing on Sunday.

He said that under the Constitution, the healthcare reform is not the prerogative of the president, but his duties include the protection of the rights and freedoms of citizens, and their constitutional opportunities, and the head of state has the right to a legislative initiative.

"First, we need to audit those reforms or actions that we call reforms today, and then make decisions on where adjustments are required, where the president's assistance is needed, including to nongovernmental organizations, because this is a hard path that Ukraine as a state will have pass" Razumkov said.

He is convinced that Ukraine needs reforms a lot. "If we are talking about how they are being conducted today, then I think that our fellow citizens also believe that, to put it mildly, not all of them are complete, and not all of them are fully effective," he said.

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