Member of Ukrainian Parliament Valeriy Pysarenko asks the Government to increase funding for the institutions of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine to ensure its full activities.
The corresponding appeal was addressed to the Prime Minister of Ukraine. Parliamentarian mentioned that today the budgetary state institutions of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine are not able to independently compensate the level of underfunding.
"State funding in 2017 provides only 35 - 45% of the required wage fund, about 20-25% of the needed funding is allocated for utilities, only 10% - for medicines, and there are no food expenses for patients," - the Member of the Parliament explains.
According to Pysarenko`s words, the financing gap for NASU effects not only on patient care, but also on scientific work. In fact, clinics of academic institutes are not only therapeutic, but first of all scientific subdivisions, as they develop new and improve existing methods of diagnostics, treatment and prevention of the most common human diseases.
"A significant number of employees of NASU are switching to part-time employment, some of them resign and are looking for work in private clinics in Ukraine or in other countries." National science loses scientific and medical personnel," – the Member of Ukrainian Parliament adds.
Dr. Pysarenko is convinced that the state has no right to admit the destruction of medical science, outstanding scientific medical schools, leading clinics and quit of scientific employees.
"The National Academy of Medical Sciences should be the pride of the state, as thanks to the bright minds of Ukraine the world's first helicopter and the world's largest airplane Mriya got airborne and the first space satellite was developed. What is more the first X-ray, plaster bandage, blood glucose monitor for diabetics, cathode ray tube, a coal harvester and many other useful things, which an entire planet cannot do without now, were created," – Valeriy Pysarenko concluded.