Fed by Alex Cole-Hamilton, the Herald’s Tom Gordon delights in the story of a Ukrainian refugee who allegedly went back to Kyiv for a quicker GP appointment.
It will be quicker as the GP just asks her if she is mad and sends her straight back to Scotland.
Because, in 2018, even before the war:
Ukraine has over 2200 hospitals and over 400,000 hospital beds (5,22 hospitals and 890,7 beds per 100,000Ukrainian health care system and its chances for successful transition from Soviet legacies https://globalizationandhealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12992-018-0439-5
population) in the public sector. In per capita terms, this is more than in EU countries. But the facilities have outdated equipment and very few are able to provide complex care…The Ukrainian system is undoubtedly one of the weakest among post-communist European states. It is characterized by organizational and financial inefficiency,
inadequacy to the population’s health needs and the lack of deeper reform efforts throughout the post-communist
Might the missile attacks have improved or made the above even worse? What do you think Alex, Tom? Come on, it’s easy!