Ukraine's new health ministry looks to local drug production to save budget
This article was originally published in Scrip
Ukraine's new prime minister, Nikolai Azarov, has said the state of healthcare in the country was "lamentable". He has asked his newly appointed deputy Vladimir Seminozhenko, finance minister Fedor Yaroshenko and health minister Dr Zinoviy Mytnik to personally oversee healthcare every day to secure its improvement. All previous governments have tried to reform healthcare and make it more competitive compared to developed countries, but attempts have not always been successful.