On Tuesday, May 19, doctors of the Kyiv City Psychiatric Hospital named after Pavlova doctors have taken part in their protest. Dozens of paramedics from the facility, which provides rehabilitation assistance to members of the anti-terrorist operation and the Joint Forces Operation, searched along Olena Teliga Street, trying to draw attention to staff reductions as part of the second phase of medical reform.
« The purpose of the action is to draw the attention of public authorities, the public and society to the problem of underfunding of the PSC «Clinical Hospital «Psychiatry» due to the Government’s introduction of economically unreasonable tariffs set by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine dated 05.02.2020 №65. public services in 2020», to pay for the services of treatment of citizens with mental disorders, which leads or may lead to my dismissal due to redundancies,» – such an appeal was signed before the action by employees of the institution.
During the action, the director of the clinical hospital Mishiev Vyacheslav noted that today 450 employees have lost their jobs and this is just the beginning. «We risk being left without professional psychiatric care. And thousands of patients from vulnerable groups will no longer be able to receive qualified psychiatric care and will be left alone with their problems,» Mr. Mishiev stressed.