Ryzhenko called minus medical reform

photo: Eldar Sarachman

Healthcare reform provides for the replacement of doctors to paramedics. In Ukraine, this should not be done.

In an interview with Gazeta.ua said Sergey Ryzhenko, chief physician of the Dnipropetrovsk regional clinical hospital named. Mechnikov.

“One thing I can say: it is not necessary to cancel the professionalism of the doctors and replace them with paramedics. Is a little place to pull tails, which are possibly even cut. But to leave the system, which will be free to provide assistance to the Ukrainians. It’s the only thing left today.

It is very difficult to predict what will happen next. If all goes civilized and reform a pull for good financing – all should be well. But can pass as repairs in the apartment. When one have enough money to break, and others not enough to build. I am afraid of the most.

Really need (to factor in the war. – Gazeta.ua). For us as the border zone – in the first place. We worked more than any hospital in the number of serious and emergency cases. Because I was prepared. If you destroy such centers as Odessa, then our doctors have to go abroad,” said Ryzhenko.

Since the beginning of the war in the Mechnikov hospital has saved more than 2,200 severely wounded soldiers. In General, 14 thousand soldiers passed through the hospital. For 2016, the health facility received 320 thousand civilians.

Full interview with Sergey Ryzhenko, visit the website Gazeta.ua and in “the Newspaper in Ukrainian”.