HIV/AIDS patients could lose out through dodgy Health Ministry tender
A number of organizations have addressed an open letter to Minister of Health Raisa Bohatyryova explaining why the overpricing by the winning bidder will effectively deprive around 20 thousand people of a full year’s treatment
Ukraine’s “psycho-neurological institutions” – out of sight, out of mind …
Andriy Chernousov has written a shocking analysis of the situation with Ukraine’s so-called “psycho-neurological institutions” for people with serious psychological disorders usually making them unable to cope by themselves. There are 151 such institutions in Ukraine with their residents forgotten and helpless
Too high a price for football
Ukraine has no facility for lifesaving bone marrow transplants for children. Nor will it in the foreseeable future for a brutally simple reason: the government has channelled money into the Euro 2010 football championship
Scepticism over new rules for prisoners’ healthcare
Ukrainian prisoners may now choose their doctor and be examined outside a penal colony. Analysts are sceptical about the efficiency of this new innovation from the Justice Ministry.
Government cuts funding for children’s medical care in favour of football
Statement in protest over the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision to transfer 200 million UAH envisaged for the construction of diagnosis and treatment complex within the Oxkhmatdyt Children’s Hospital for spending on Euro 2012
Ihor Zavadsky remains in custody despite health concerns and doubts about the case
As reported the case of Ihor Zavadsky, a prize-winning accordion-player has given rise to sensational headlines, but also concern. He has now been remanded in custody for another 4 month
Conflicting views on new Constitutional Assembly
The “Constitutinal Assembly”, a consultative-advisory body under the President which is supposed to prepare amendments to the Constitution, has no members of the opposition who assert that the Assembly is a front for carrying out what the President wants
Forensic experts confirm Tymoshenko has two bruises
Ms Tymoshenko alleges that she was beaten when taken by force to a Kharkiv hospital. A forensic expert on Thursday confirmed that she has two bruises on her body, but was unable as yet to explain their origin.
Yulia Tymoshenko to undergo treatment under German doctors’ supervision
German doctors travelled to Ukraine on Friday to examine fthe former Prime Minister who has been on hunger strike since 22 April after allegedly being beaten
PACE President: Situation with Tymoshenko must have consequences
Jean-Claude Mignon has said that the situation over the alleged beating in the prison colony of former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko cannot be left without repercussions. Mignon said that the excuses given by Ukraine’s representatives did not convince anybody
Medical reform harmful to both doctors and patients
Yevhen Zakharov writes that the government began the first stage of medical reforms with a pilot scheme in the Vinnytsa, Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk regions and in Kyiv and joins colleagues in slamming the inept and potentially disastrous changes
Ukraine asks German doctors to treat Tymoshenko
In the light of Ms Tymoshenko’s hunger strike following apparen ill-treatment, European Union Enlargement Commissioner Stefan Fuele has stated that the treatment of Tymoshenko is a "stain" on Ukraine’s record.
Ivashchenko moved without explanation to prison cell
The three most prominent former government officials sentenced to widely criticised prison terms have now all been returned to prison. Their medical treatment coincided with the European Court of Human Rights’ Public Hearing in the case of Lutsenko v. Ukraine on 17 April.
Measures planned to radically increase organ transplants
The Ukrainian government is planning to make organ removal from those who have died for transplant purposes mandatory. Experts advise against haste and say comprehensive discussion is needed to avoid abuse.
Lutsenko returned to prison
Irina Lutsenko, wife of imprisoned former Interior Minister and opposition politician, asserts that her husband’s two weeks of treatment in hospital ended as soon as the European Court of Human Rights public hearing in his case was over (on Tuesday) and the international experts left Ukraine
Ukrainians fork out huge amounts on “free medical care”
There are not enough doctors and State reforms of the medical sector are worsening, not improving the situation. These and other points are discussed in the just released report Human Rights in the Medical Sphere.
Pshonka issues instruction for Tymoshenko to be treated outside prison
As reported, the European Court of Human Rights decided on 15 March 2012 to indicate to the Ukrainian Government, under Rule 39 that it ensure that former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yuliya Tymoshenko receive adequate medical treatment in an appropriate institution.
Negotiations on treatment of Yulia Tymoshenko in Germany
A spokesperson for the German Government confirmed on Saturday that the Government is holding talks with Kyiv on treating former Prime Minister and opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko in a German hospital
Ukrainian doctors admit Tymoshenko needs hospital care
Ukrainian doctors have admitted that jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is in need of hospital care as her health deteriorates.
Former ECHR Judge: Sanctions will be serious if Tymoshenko not given proper treatment
Former Judge from Ukraine at the Court in Strasbourg, Volodymyr Butkevych stresses that the very fact of the application of Rule 39 indicates that the Court does not believe the prison is in a position to provide the necessary medical care