11 Feb 2020 21:18

Gazprom money could be used to equip 220 admission units at major hospitals - Zelensky

KYIV. Feb 11 (Interfax) - The money paid by Gazprom (MOEX:GAZP) under a Stockholm arbitration court ruling could be used to equip 220 admissions units at major hospitals, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said.

"What we can definitely do very quickly is our major hospitals... With the arbitration-awarded money from Naftogaz, we now have the ability to make up to 220 admissions units fast," Zelensky said in an exclusive interview with Interfax.

Ukraine is implementing several ambulance purchasing programs. "We're really buying a lot of them, a great deal," he said.

"We want to see in four or five years' time, to have confidence that we are not afraid of any viruses, that we have modern hospitals, affordable medicine, health insurance. We want to see all this," Zelensky said.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Health Ministry has yet to "come up with a 100% correct health care model that would be comprehensible to every Ukrainian," he said.

"They've not done so yet. We're watching how they move and what they propose," Zelensky said.