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President slams Government for disrespect towards foreign investors

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


News / 28 July 2008 | 17:59

President slams Government for disrespect towards foreign investors

During discussion of the dispute between Ukraine and Vanco International on conditions of extracted oil and gas distribution, at NSDC meeting President Viktor Yushchenko criticized the Government for its overall attitude towards foreign investors.

According to President, the Government lacks of effective dialogue with the investors. In this regard he also reminded of problems with investors of Kryvorizhstal and new terminal at Boryspil airport.

“This policy is wrong. By this we disrespect our partners,” said Yushchenko.

To change the situation for the better in general, President Yushchenko offered to abstain from excessive searching for scandals and corruption signs in the deals which a promising for Ukraine.

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President asks NSDC to declare emergency in 6 regions

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


News / 28 July 2008 | 17:20

President asks NSDC to declare emergency in 6 regions

President asks NSDC to declare emergency in 6 regions

President Victor Yushchenko opened the meeting of National Security Council.

The agenda of the meeting includes:

  • discussion on giving some territories in the west of Ukraine a status of zones of an ecological emergency situation;
  • sketching urgent measures aimed at provision of Odesa-Brody oil pipeline proper functioning;
  • drafting a decision of the  NSDC on regulating the issue of the agreement between Ukraine and Venco International.

Opening the meeting of the NSDC President Viktor Yushchenko addressed the participants with a request to support decision of the Council on giving the regions of Ukraine, which suffered from the storms, a status of zones of an ecological emergency situation.

“I ask National Security Council to support this decision. It will provide us with the opportunity to react rapidly and effectively on the situation,” said Viktor Yushchenko.

He also informed that he would suggest declaring ecological emergency situation in six regions for a period of three months.

According to him, thus the authorities would be able to present effective and adequate response towards the results of the disaster, including in the part of distribution of funds, president’s press office reported.

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Monument to Gongadze to be opened in Kyiv this August

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


News / 28 July 2008 | 16:24

Monument to Gongadze to be opened in Kyiv this August

A monument to journalist Georgiy Gongadze and all journalists killed for their professional activities will be opened in Kyiv by August 22 of the current year.

According to the respective order of the Kyiv City State Administration, posted at its official web site, the monument will be situated in a park in Chervonoarmiyska street.

The project is financed by the Main Financial Department of the Kyiv City State Administration.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the order on opening in Kyiv a monument to Gongadze and other killed journalists was signed by Kyiv Mayor Leonid Chernovetskiy on February 26, 2007.

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“Doctor, come back” programs launching in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


News / 28 July 2008 | 15:15

“Doctor, come back” programs launching in Ukraine

The “Ukrainian medical union” long with the company “Medivip” has started the program of getting medical specialists back to Ukraine. The first step was the returning of radiologist Oleksiy Vitte, who arrived yesterday in Ukraine from Libya.

Deputy Director of the staff department of the Health Ministry Oleksandr Volosovetsk said that Ukraine lacks top-skilled professionals, about 48 thousand doctors, including 300 children’s doctors. “All this pushed the company “Medivip” to seek for specialists abroad.

According to Volosovetsk, first they looked for foreign top-skilled professionals to work in Ukraine. But why? We can find Ukrainians working abroad. In every second country there is a doctor with Ukrainian diploma,” he said.

Vitte, the first doctor, who returned to Ukraine, informed that even after making the contract with “Medivip” he would not break contracts with foreign companies, which provides for work in Libya, Africa and Afganistan, as he was not sure the perspective for him in Ukraine was optimistic.

“Medivip” is developing. It has centers in Brovary, Sumy regions, Konotop. The President of the company Vasyl Danatsko notes that Ukraine has problems with top-skilled professionals and with operating modern equipment. According to him, it happens that having got new equipment doctors don’t know how to use it.

“Ukrainian medical union” presidium member Volodymyr Zahorodny informed that “situation concerning doctors is politically grounded, and it is time to separate medicine from politics once and for all.”

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Notes of the trustful

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


Analytics / 28 July 2008 | 15:09

Notes of the trustful

Notes of the trustful

Devoted to victims of medical commercial

Part I. Commercial and patients

One day I went to the hospital with running temperature about 40degrees and doctor told me to buy  medicine X. There was no medicine X in a drug store, so I bought medicine Y, the one shown on TV commercials.

The doctors said I wasted my money, as the medicine was no good. “Why? It is very effective painkiller,” I said, “I saw the commercial on TV,” was my argument. The doctor only gave me the screw-loose sign, and I started to call psychologists to find out why people trust medical commercial.

Serhiy Bokivets, Hryhory Kostyuk Psychology Institute:

It is not about trust. “Truth is many times repeated lie.” The commercials are based on this principle. In other words it is a hypnotic treatment, or zombing.

And then an idea came to my mind, the same one which came to the deputy Nestor Shufrich last year – to prohibit commercial of medical treatment and medicines in Mass Medias, including cosmetic medicine and food additives.

Then we won’t meet our “favorite” commercial heroes on TV, radio and transport. And of course the deputies could not allow such losses (about $100 million made on commercials of tooth paste, yogurts, creams and shampoos).

“Are those actors and doctors from the commercials responsible somehow for the medicine they promote?” I asked lawyer Oleksiy Reznikov. “None,” was the short answer.

Oleksiiy Reznikov, lawyer:

The law “On commercial” is observed by the Anti-monopoly committee and Consumer protection department. The problem is that the law does not provide for direct responsibility of a doctor.

The chief specialist of the consumer protection department Sahno Yuri:

If you decided to trust in the medical commercial, you should pay attention to the kind of promoted medicine – whether it is a medicine or a food additive; read the instruction and warning about necessary consultation with a doctor.

According to Yuri Sahno, responsibility for inferior commercial may be criminal, disciplinary or administrative.

“There were eight cases, and perpetrators were fined of 11 thousand hryvnias,” he informed.

Part II. Docotrs

In fact, the law “On commercial” prohibits doctors and other medical workers from taking part in commercials (http://vdd.com.ua/zakon.htm)

Oleksandr Pilgun, dentist – took part in the commercial of toothpaste:

Advertising agency decided that the TV commercial must have three images – professional, famous person and pleasant appearance. I am professional. Representatives of the company were searching clinics and chose me. Shooting process was very interesting, but the fee not really.

Besides, nobody told me that doctors do not have a right to take part in medical commercials. And I did not consult a lawyer, did not have time.

Yuri Sahno:

Doctors can promote toothpaste as dental hygiene means. But if they promote it as a medicine (Lacalut, for example), then it provides for responsibility. According to the law, it is advertisers, producers and distributors, who are responsible.

P.S. So, wish you not to be naïve and not to be duped.

NOTE: “Medical commercial” means promotion of medicines, medical services, methods of diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation and medical equipment.

According to the law “On commercial”, commercials of medicines must specify that consultations with a doctor are obligatory and cannot state that the effect is guaranteed.

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Notes of the trustful

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


Analytics / 28 July 2008 | 15:09

Notes of the trustful

Notes of the trustful

Devoted to victims of medical commercial

Part I. Commercial and patients

One day I went to the hospital with running temperature about
40degrees and doctor told me to buy  medicine X. There was no medicine
X in a drug store, so I bought medicine Y, the one shown on TV
commercials.

The doctors said I wasted my money, as the medicine was no good.
“Why? It is very effective painkiller,” I said, “I saw the commercial
on TV,” was my argument. The doctor only gave me the screw-loose sign,
and I started to call psychologists to find out why people trust
medical commercial.

Serhiy Bokivets, Hryhory Kostyuk Psychology Institute:

It is not about trust. “Truth is many times repeated lie.” The
commercials are based on this principle. In other words it is a
hypnotic treatment, or zombing.

And then an idea came to my mind, the same one which came to the
deputy Nestor Shufrich last year – to prohibit commercial of medical
treatment and medicines in Mass Medias, including cosmetic medicine and
food additives.

Then we won’t meet our “favorite” commercial heroes on TV, radio and
transport. And of course the deputies could not allow such losses
(about $100 million made on commercials of tooth paste, yogurts, creams
and shampoos).

“Are those actors and doctors from the commercials responsible
somehow for the medicine they promote?” I asked lawyer Oleksiy
Reznikov. “None,” was the short answer.

Oleksiiy Reznikov, lawyer:

The law “On commercial” is observed by the Anti-monopoly
committee and Consumer protection department. The problem is that the
law does not provide for direct responsibility of a doctor.

The chief specialist of the consumer protection department Sahno Yuri:

If you decided to trust in the medical commercial, you should
pay attention to the kind of promoted medicine – whether it is a
medicine or a food additive; read the instruction and warning about
necessary consultation with a doctor.

According to Yuri Sahno, responsibility for inferior commercial may be criminal, disciplinary or administrative.

“There were eight cases, and perpetrators were fined of 11 thousand hryvnias,” he informed.

Part II. Docotrs

In fact, the law “On commercial” prohibits doctors and other medical workers from taking part in commercials (http://vdd.com.ua/zakon.htm)

Oleksandr Pilgun, dentist – took part in the commercial of toothpaste:

Advertising agency decided that the TV commercial must have
three images – professional, famous person and pleasant appearance. I
am professional. Representatives of the company were searching clinics
and chose me. Shooting process was very interesting, but the fee not
really.

Besides, nobody told me that doctors do not have a right to take
part in medical commercials. And I did not consult a lawyer, did not
have time.

Yuri Sahno:

Doctors can promote toothpaste as dental hygiene means. But if
they promote it as a medicine (Lacalut, for example), then it provides
for responsibility. According to the law, it is advertisers, producers
and distributors, who are responsible.

P.S. So, wish you not to be naïve and not to be duped.

NOTE: “Medical commercial” means
promotion of medicines, medical services, methods of diagnostics,
treatment and rehabilitation and medical equipment.

According to the law “On commercial”,
commercials of medicines must specify that consultations with a doctor
are obligatory and cannot state that the effect is guaranteed.

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Salvage operations continue in Western Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


News / 28 July 2008 | 14:25

Salvage operations continue in Western Ukraine

Salvage, rescue and assistance operations keep going in the Western regions of Ukraine, suffered from heavy precipitation, spokesman of the Emergency Control Ministry Ihor Krol informed.

Ministry’s mountaineers have evacuated 30 residents of Tatariv village, and divers have delivered water and food to 60 families.

In Bukovina villages the rescuers have saved 39 people, including 11 children, and also 50 heads of cattle.

Soldiers of the Ministry are also pumping out water and delivering food and water to those people, who refused from evacuation.

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Government to do its best to overcome consequences of natural disaster in West Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on July 28, 2008


News / 28 July 2008 | 13:30

Government to do its best to overcome consequences of natural disaster in West Ukraine

The Government will allocate all the necessary funds for disaster relief operations in the casualty regions of West Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko told journalists in Ivano-Frankivsk (West Ukraine). “The Government will take all necessary steps in order to render assistance to the casualty regions”, Yulia Tymoshenko noted, Cabinet press office reported.

According to her, actually all the Government’s staff arrived in the Ivano-Frankivsk region to find out the extent of disaster consequences. “With this purpose we will go around the western regions that suffered”, Yulia Tymoshenko noted.

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