This was announced by acting Healthcare Minister Ulana Suprun on air of 1+1, Censor.NET reports citing TSN.
She said the hospitals will not be closed, but redesigned into different institutions.
"We want to improve the system to provide services that haven't been there before: rehab centers, hospices, places for people with abuse issues. We do not have them now, but do have healthcare staff that is able to provide such services," Suprun said.
She said the hospitals will be improved after the healthcare reform takes off: the ministry will choose central hospitals to invest in them and make them better.
Suprun explained that after the reform the hospitals will be able to reinvest money they receive for healthcare services after paying salaries and purchasing medicines.
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