On April 1, 2020, the second stage of the healthcare financing reform begins, which is amed to change the emergency medical care. Thus, in Kyiv there was a press conference on the theme "All emergency medical care centres have signed a contract with the National Health Service of Ukraine (NHSU). How will the ambulance work in the new conditions?"
WHAT WILL CHANGE FOR PATIENTS?
The current Head of the NHSU, Oksana Movchan, has noted that the ambulance phone number will stay the same – 103. However, everything that happens at the other end of the line will change fundamentally. Emergency medical centers will be connected to the unified system "Central 103", that will improve the speed and accuracy of response. Eventually, Ukraine will be able to reach a completely new level of medical service, when several services will respond to a single call at once – emergency, fire and law enforcement agencies.
WHAT WILL CHANGE FOR THE CENTERS?
In turn, managers of emergency medical centers say that they expect an increase in tariffs compared to the previous year. This will help to ensure decent funding for the system as a whole and to establish a decent level of wages.
Two years ago, the “Central 103” was introduced in the Vinnytsia region in a test mode. "Thanks to the new system, our dispatchers observe each car, its readiness, and information about patients. We can assess the speed of response. All information is displayed in a single system", – said Irina Dyachenko, the chief accountant of Communal nonprofit enterprise territorial medical association Vinnytsia regional center of emergency medical care and disaster medicine Vinnytsia regional council".