Viktor Liashko: It is our direct responsibility to provide our heroes with timely and high-quality medical care in full
Under the chairmanship of Viktor Liashko, the Minister of Health of Ukraine, a meeting was held with representatives of the command of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, institutions of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and healthcare institutions of the city of Kyiv on problematic issues of medical evacuation of injured military personnel with complex injuries and traumas.
“Our soldiers, defending the country and all of us on the front line, risk their lives and health virtually every minute. It is our direct responsibility to provide our heroes with timely and high-quality medical care in full. The Ministry of Health, together with the command of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, institutions of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine and healthcare institutions of the city, are working together on this task, and I am grateful to everyone who holds this medical front,” Viktor Liashko said.
Currently, there are cases of delays in the implementation of medical evacuation of the wounded at intermediate stages. As a result, patients end up in highly specialized healthcare facilities with complications. Wounded people with complex injuries need urgent evacuation to health facilities within 24 hours to provide specialized medical care.
The participants discussed ways to eliminate these problems. They agreed on changes to the algorithm of medical evacuation of victims with complex injuries and traumas, which are aimed at improving the process of providing them with the necessary medical care.