Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
1st March, 2016
On March 1st, at the government building of Ukraine, a protest of patients suffering from serious illnesses took place. The desperate people are demanding, from the Cabinet of Yatsenyuk, adequate funding to support incurable patients.
Outside the government building were ill people with cancer, AIDS, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. People threw medical records of patients to symbolize, in their opinion, them being written off long by the Cabinet, holding appropriate placards.
The organizers claim that Yatsenyuk’s government has underfunded critically ill Ukrainians by ₴4 bn.
On the 1st of March, at the request of the parliamentary Committee, the Cabinet had to reallocate funds and thus undertake ₴8 bn for the funding of these critically ill Ukrainians, but now in the Treasury there is only 4 billion
According to organizers, every day, the lack of medicine kills about 1000 seriously ill Ukrainians. The protesters hope to gain full funding from the government.