In Ukraine will test telemedicine

В Украине протестируют телемедицину

Testing telemedicine will start in Ukraine

Telemedicine will begin to work in a rural outpatient clinics, Kirovohrad, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions.

In Ukraine in the near future in the five areas will begin testing telemedicine in rural clinics. This was announced by the Minister of regional development, construction, housing and utilities Hennadiy Zubko, reports the press service of the Ministry.

According to him, Ukraine has already formed a network of 4223 rural clinics. The need for new construction – 688 institutions.

“We are coming close to the introduction of telemedicine in rural clinics,” said Zubko, adding that in test mode, telemedicine will begin to work in a rural outpatient clinics, Kirovohrad, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Dnipropetrovsk and Poltava regions.

The project will test four diseases: cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, bronchial asthma and dermatologic disease. In the near future the region needs to define outpatient clinics.

You know, the project is supported by the governments of Canada and the world Bank, with whom a Memorandum was signed. Technical specifications for software development for the introduction of telemedicine has provided the canadian company Ontario Telemedicine Network.

We will remind, the Ministry of health had not banned the citizens to call the family doctor or therapist at home – this issue should be resolved privately between the patient and the doctor.

Before that, the Ministry of health explained, how to serve the Ukrainians who have not chosen a doctor.

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