In this regard, the regional deputies sent an appeal to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, and the response was quick…
The letter signed by the head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Healthcare Olga Bogomolets states that they had received the appeal from the Transcarpathian Regional Council on the need to raise wages to medical workers and to increase medical subsidy to ensure payment of wages to employees of health care institutions. By the way, a similar appeal was sent to the Parliament by the Ternopil Regional Council.
As stated in the appeals, the introduction of new approaches to the calculation of the minimum wage means that unskilled workers (cleaners, guards, janitors, etc.) and highly skilled staff (doctors, nurses, medical assistants, etc.) receive the same wages. This has led to social tension in health care institutions and outflow of highly skilled health workers.
Thus, "the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Committee on Healthcare ask the relevant central executive authorities to analyze the situation regarding the payment of wages for medical workers, to find ways to solve the issue of adequate remuneration for health workers and to take appropriate remedial measures, including the adoption of amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On the State Budget of Ukraine for 2017" to increase the amount of medical subsidy for employees of health care institutions" – the letter states.