Protesters for more than 40 days live in tents near the building of Ministry of health.
Activists and relatives of severe cancer patients scuffled with police guarding the building of the Ministry of health in Kiev.
On Friday, September 28.
The protesters demanded to redistribute and allocate funds for treatment abroad for urgent operations.
People chanted the name of the Deputy Minister of health Olga Stefanyshyn, demanding to go outside. However, none of the leadership of the Ministry appeared. But there were law enforcement officers, the men tried to break into the building, the police would not let them and a scuffle.
According to activists of the NGO National movement For transplantation, in 2018, the state budget was provided to 389 million. These funds ended in may. Now in the queue for treatment abroad is 91 people, more than 40 applications are pending in the Ministry of health.
Patients have a history of turning to the government to fulfill obligations. Because for most of those who are waiting for payment of treatment, delaying the process could end in death. 90% of critically ill patients, submit the documents to the Ministry of health to pay for the treatment abroad are those who need transplantation of organs or bone marrow.
The inaction of the government has forced patients and their families to resort to drastic actions, they have 42 days to live in tents under the walls of the Ministry. The main requirement of activists to provide funding for the program of treatment of citizens abroad. Additional need for funds is 511 million hryvnia.
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