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Yanukovych: Kirovohrad perinatal center exerience to be applied throughout Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 17:45

Yanukovych: Kirovohrad perinatal center exerience to be applied throughout Ukraine

Yanukovych: Kirovohrad perinatal center exerience to be applied throughout Ukraine

The experience of establishing a perinatal center in the Kirovohrad region will be applied in all other regions of our state, President Viktor Yanukovych said at an expanded meeting of the New Life national project Supervisory Board in Kirovohrad, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

“This pilot project is complete and we are starting to apply this experience throughout Ukraine,” he said.

In the near future, Viktor Yanukovych said, similar perinatal centers would be opened in the Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Donetsk regions, and by the end of the year -in the Zhytomyr and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

Yanukovych has instructed Healthcare Minister Oleksandr Anishchenko to conduct an extended consultation meeting to discuss applying Kirovohrad region’s experience of establishing a perinatal center in other regions of Ukraine.

According to the President, the meeting should gather Regional Administrations’ deputy chairmen, heads of local healthcare departments, medical staff.

“Perinatal centers are the question number one in Ukraine. And these are not mere pilot projects. The Kirovohrad region has shown how to do it,” he said, urging local leaders not to delay the implementation of relevant reforms.

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President: Healthcare funding will be growing

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 17:11

President: Healthcare funding will be growing

President: Healthcare funding will be growing

Increasing healthcare funding remains a priority of public in Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych said at an extended meeting of the New Life national project Supervisory Board in Kirovohrad, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

First of all, Viktor Yanukovych said, it is important to raise salaries for medical staff. He reminded that the 2012 State Budget provides for a gradual increase in medical workers’ wages on average by 30%.

“We know well that in order to motivate people to work in this area we need to raise salaries,” he said, adding also that it is necessary to improve the quality of medical services in Ukraine.

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Culture Minister advises not to hurry to give away objects of cultural heritage

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 16:45

Culture Minister advises not to hurry to give away objects of cultural heritage

Culture Minister advises not to hurry to give away objects of cultural heritage

Ministry of Culture and Tourism is not considering the issue on giving away objects of cultural heritage to religious organizations, Culture Minister Mykhailo Kuliniak told a briefing, ForUm correspondent reports.

“I’ve studied the draft bill on objects of cultural heritage. I can say only one thing – such delicate issue needs thorough consultations. I will recommend discussing this question at All-Ukrainian council of churches,” Kuliniak said. According to the Minister, before adopting the raft bill it is needed to hold public hearings.

In addition Kuliniak underlined that holding church services in Sofia cathedral is out of the question. “Mass gathering of people can damage fresco-painting,” he added.

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President: Mother and child protection is one of healthcare reform’s priorities

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 16:21

President: Mother and child protection is one of healthcare reform's priorities

President: Mother and child protection is one of healthcare reform’s priorities

President Viktor Yanukovych took part in the opening of Kirovohrad Regional Perinatal Center, which is the first facility of this kind opened in the framework of the New Life national project, initiated by the President, ForUm learned from the presidential press office.

Congratulating those present on the event, the President called it an important step of the national healthcare reform. “This is a very important event not only for the Kirovohrad region, but also for the whole of Ukraine,” he said.

Protection of mother and child is one of the key priorities of healthcare reform, Viktor Yanukovych said, adding that the reform would continue gaining momentum. “If the state takes care of its people from birth, we will have a future,” he said.

Viktor Yanukovych thanked the sponsors of the project in Kirovohrad. “Everywhere in Ukraine, where perinatal centers are opened, there are sponsors working side by side with civil servants and local authorities. This is an example of public-private partnership we apply during the implementation of this program,” he said.

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High-speed trains to start running in May

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 16:00

High-speed trains to start running in May

High-speed trains to start running in May

Starting from May high-speed trains will run between Ukrainian host-cities of Euro-2012 championship, Vice PM and Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

“Yesterday the first ‘Hyundai’ train was shipped for delivery to Odesa port. It will arrive in 40-45 days” the official said.

According to Kolesnikov, from May 15 train tickets will be offered for sale through internet. “We would like Ukrainian citizens to be able to take high-speed trains for May holidays,” he added.

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Foreign Ministry continues talks with Libya on release of Ukrainains suspected of cooperation with Gaddafi regime

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 15:45

Foreign Ministry continues talks with Libya on release of Ukrainains suspected of  cooperation with Gaddafi regime

Foreign Ministry continues talks with Libya on release of Ukrainains suspected of cooperation with Gaddafi regime

The Libyan side is conducting an investigation into possible cooperation between Ukrainian citizens detained in Libya and the regime of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the head of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry’s information policy department, Oleh Voloshyn, said at a briefing on Tuesday, according to UKRINFORM.

“The investigation continues, and the Libyan side noted that this was an investigation into cooperation in the military-technical sphere with the Gaddafi regime. The Libyan side promised to release those who are not involved in this,” he said.

Voloshyn said that 22 Ukrainians detained in Libya had violated immigration laws, when they entered the country in the middle of July 2011, at the height of the conflict.

“There are questions as to who are these people, what were they doing in Libya in the heart of the conflict, whom did they work for and what occupations do they really have?” he said.

However, the Ukrainian diplomat ruled out the possibility that they might be snipers or soldiers of the former Libyan leader.

The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that “up to 3,000 Ukrainian citizens, mainly nurses and doctors, were in Libya before the Gaddafi regime was overthrown.”

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State did not finance construction of hotels for Euro-2012, official says

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 15:28

State did not finance construction of hotels for Euro-2012, official says

State did not finance construction of hotels for Euro-2012, official says

The state did not take part in construction of any hotel for Euro-212 championship, Vice PM and Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

“The state did not participate in hotel construction. It was private capital…A law was adopted on tax exemption for hotels, and we plan to prolong the term, as tourism is n important constituent of country’s economy,” the official said.

According to Kolesnikov, fans will start coming in April-May. “Hotels are almost ready, and no problems with accommodation are expected. You may see these hotels during opening ceremonies on April-may,” he added.

Kolesnikov also informed that police officers and medical workers “are armed” with the English language. In addition, every host city will present soon its festivity program: concerts, mass events. “We will have trainings in all four host-cities,” Vice PM noted.

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Kolesnikov: Construction of two stadiums cost $800 million

Posted by the Editor on January 31, 2012


News / 31 January 2012 | 14:59

Kolesnikov: Construction of two stadiums cost $800 million

Kolesnikov: Construction of two stadiums cost $800 million

To realize infrastructure projects for Euro-2012 in Ukraine relevant departments have spent 780-800 million dollars, Vice PM and Infrastructure Minister of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov told a press conference, ForUm correspondent reports.

“780-800 million dollars have been spend, and mainly for the construction of two stadiums. Other objects have nothing to do with Euro-2012,” Vice PM told journalists.

He underlined that the leading part in the preparation was played by private investors, in particular in Kharkiv and Donetsk. Kolesnikov expressed his gratitude and added that “for two years we have managed to build infrastructure, which will be used for decades.”

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