Initiated by CF of "Sister Delilah", the Department of Health in Lviv Regional State Administration (hereinafter - DOH LRSA) to ensure the implementation of state policy in health care and taking measures to reduce the incidence of pulmonary hypertension developed regional target program in the field of public health "The program of improvement of medical care for patients with pulmonary hypertension in the Lviv region in 2015-2017 years."
The relevant program was created for 14 people - patients with pulmonary hypertension in Lviv region.
The purpose of the Program is to implement government policy on medical care of people with the pulmonary hypertension by providing qualified, accessible health care and target guiding of budget to provide:
Specific treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
Improving the quality of life of patients with pulmonary hypertension.
In 2015-2017 years patients with pulmonary hypertension in the Lviv region would be freely provided with the medicines previously recommended them by doctors. Namely, "Revatsio", active ingredient - "Sildenafil" and "Ventavis", active ingredient - "iloprost".
Since the procedure for approval and adoption of the Program by Lviv Regional Council is being delayed for more than half of 2015 because of failing of DOH LRSA, the CF of "SisterS Delilah" as a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (hereinafter - PC under MOH) has appealed to the head of PC under MOH Maxim Ionov on delaying the approval and adoption of the program, which threatens the life and health of patients with pulmonary hypertension.
During systematic revision of the Program two patients with pulmonary hypertension have passed away.
On 09/07/2015 p. PC under MOH send the letter to the Head of LRSA Oleg Synyutka on the state of implementation of the program. However, the response hasn't been received yet.
Kachmaryk Jaroslaw is a Head of the Lviv regional council on budget issues, socio-economic development and municipal property (hereinafter the Commission), on which approval depends further passing the program to the regional council session in September 2015. This commission had already considered the program on 15/07/2015 and MPs, who participated in the meeting expressed their recommendations, which was necessary to include to the program, namely:
Calculation of the cost of treatment for the last half of 2015.
Calculation for 2016-2017 years.
Currently, DOH LRSA added appropriate recommendations to the Program and it was transferred to the regional council for its consideration by the Commission.
No matter how cynical it may sound, but life and health of patients with pulmonary hypertension in the Lviv region depends on speedy approval of the Program by MPs at the next meeting of the Commission and its imposition in September 2015 at a session of the regional council, that is, on votes of MPs.
We chose professional and smart MPs of regional council, who regularly work in different situations. Patients with pulmonary hypertension are residents of Lviv region, and they are one of those who elected the officials. The question is: "Are they justify entrusted to them hope? Or they will start to look for excuse !!! ".