The online meeting of the Council of partners-beneficiaries of the Project “Effective primary medicine in the community” was taking place chaired by Sergii Chernov, Chairman of Kharkiv Regional Council.

A program of minigrants is envisaged within the framework of the Project “Effective primary medicine in the community”. In 2019 there was the first stage and 12 projects were selected as the contest winners; their value  amounted to nearly 3.7 million hryvnias, out of which grant funds equaled to over 2.1  million hryvnias, co-financing from the regional budget was 868.3 thousand hryvnias, own funds of the contestants amounted to 649.1 thousand hryvnias.

On April 10, 2020 another stage of the program of minigrants was launched. 51 project applications have been submitted:

  • 24 of which are from centers of primary medical assistance;
  • 24 of which are from local self-government bodies;
  • 3 of which are from doctors of private family practice (Individual Entrepreneurs).

The total amount of the projects having being submitted is 12.6 million hryvnias, including the grant funds at the amount of 10.5 million hryvnias.

The assessment as part of the second stage lasted till May 17, 2020. The selection committee selected 13 projects out of 51 at the total amount of 3.5 million hryvnias. The share of grant funds is nearly 2.9 million hryvnias. For the first time a project of the doctor of private family practice (Individual Entrepreneurs) turned out to be among project-winners.

The Chairman of the Regional Council noticed, “The funds which the region receives as part of the acting Project “Effective primary medicine in the community” are investments of great importance for development of social infrastructure of Slobozhanshchyna. Therefore, co-financing of these projects from the regional budget should be executed in full volume, even in the current climate, when the priorities for allocating funds to social projects are being revised,” – noted the Chairman of the Regional Council.

Besides, Sergii Chernov made a proposal to provide information on the progress of the project implementation to the Council of partners-beneficiaries of the Project “Effective primary medicine in the community” with the purpose of control over efficient use of funds. 

The following events are stipulated within the framework of the project implementation:

  • 75 items of medical and physiotherapy equipment;
  • 23 items of equipment for laboratory research;
  • Purchase of an automobile for children's doctor.

The projects should be implemented by December 2020.


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