New Investment Possible for Ukraine’s Emergency Services
The main innovations include updating regulations and standards for emergency medical dispatchers, creating a new IT infrastructure, updating mandatory protocols for emergency medical dispatchers and the protocols for emergency medical response teams
The government is considering ₴1 billion ($3.7 million) in this year’s budget for a pilot project developing Ukraine’s emergency medical services, the press service of the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine said.
“From the first of April 2019, the modernization of operational-dispatching services will start in all regions of Ukraine, and a pilot project on the emergency medical service development will be launched in Vinnytsia, Donetsk, Odesa, Poltava, Ternopil, Odesa regions and Kyiv city. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine proposes for the government to consider a new model for the provision of emergency services aimed at providing affordable, timely, and quality medical care for citizens in critical situations, and every Ukrainian should receive the necessary assistance,” the statement says.
“First aid in case of an emergency should be available within the first four minutes after an emergency – even before an ambulance arrives,” Ukrainian Deputy Minister of Finance Yuriy Dzhygir said.
The Ukrainian Ministry of Health submitted a plan that includes updating regulations and standards for emergency medical dispatchers, creating a new IT infrastructure, updating mandatory protocols of emergency medical dispatchers, and new protocols for emergency medical response teams, new vehicles and equipment purchases, etc.