March 24: The situation in the social sphere at 19:00 h

On 23 March 2022, the European Commission launched the ERA4Ukraine portal to provide information and support services to Ukrainian scientists who are forced to go abroad due to of the war. The portal brings together initiatives at EU level, individual countries and non-governmental institutions. The portal currently contains information in English about the support of Ukrainian scientists from 30 countries. The Ukrainian version will be available soon.

As for the end of the course in martial law. The Minister of Education and Science receives many questions from children and parents about completing education and obtaining documents on education. We are currently developing an algorithm and in the near future the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine will approve methodological recommendations on certain issues of finishing the school year under martial law. The recommendations will explain the procedure for issuing basic and complete general secondary education certificates to 9th and 11th grade primary school graduates. These documents are sure to be received by all graduates, no matter where they are. In particular, the procedure regulates the receipt of documents by internally displaced applicants and those who have left the territory of Ukraine.

In a statement issued on February 24, 2022,, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development stated that it strongly condemned Russia’s large-scale aggression against Ukraine as a violation of international law and a serious threat to international order. The OECD has limited Russia’s participation in international comparative research in education. In a statement, the organization expressed its solidarity with the Ukrainian people and noted that the OECD Council was urgently reviewing all cooperation with Russia, as well as assessing its economic and social consequences.

On March 24, 2022, the Minister of Education and Science, Serhiy Shkarlet, met with Murat Shahin, Head of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Ukraine. First of all, Serhiy Shkarlet thanked Mr. Murat’s support, especially in the face of the brutal aggression of the Russian Federation, which has been taking place for 29 days in a row. “This is certainly the most difficult time for Ukraine, but for the Ministry of Education and Science the key and strategic priority remains the sustainability of education and the creation of safe conditions for education and The second important priority is to ensure the psychological stability of the participants in the educational process, the experience and resources of UNICEF help us with this task, “said Minister.

The Economic Care Act continues to operate under martial law. As of now, patients who need outpatient treatment for cardiovascular disease, type 1 / type 2 diabetes, diabetes insipidus, bronchial asthma, mental and behavioral disorders, epilepsy can receive the medications included in the program, free of charge or with a small cost. . To ensure that patients had access to these medicines during the war, the procedures for obtaining them were simplified, namely:

  • Currently, patients can receive “Available Medications” both electronically and on paper. You can get a paper prescription from a primary care physician, regardless of the statement with him or her;
  • All diabetic patients who have a prescription (electronic or paper) can receive insulin at no extra cost. This applies to the 47 insulin preparations included in the Register of Refundable Medicines under the Medical Guarantee Scheme;
  • Due to the presence / absence of insulin drugs, doctors may write prescriptions on paper, not the trade names of the drugs, and the following data: genetically modified short- or medium-acting human insulin, ultra-short-acting insulin , long-acting insulin. action insulin or combined insulin;
  • insulin prescriptions are issued for at least one month during martial law;
  • The patient’s prescription for “Available Medications” and insulin may be prescribed:
  • in the case of cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, bronchial asthma – primary care physicians, ie family physician, therapist or pediatrician;
  • for insulin preparations and preparations for the treatment of diabetes insipidus: doctors specializing in “Endocrinology”, “Pediatric Endocrinology” and doctors providing primary care (only based on the appointment of an endocrinologist);
  • for drugs for the treatment of mental and behavioral disorders – doctors specializing in “Psychiatry”, “Child Psychiatry”;
  • for the treatment of epilepsy: doctors specializing in “Psychiatry”, “Child Psychiatry”, “Neurology”, “Child Neurology”.

If the doctor has access to the electronic health system, he will create an electronic prescription, and the prescription number and confirmation code will be sent to the patient’s phone. If there is no access to the electronic health system, the doctor will write a prescription on paper, putting his signature and stamp. Pharmacies that distribute drugs in accordance with the Affordable Care and Insulin Act under an agreement with the National Health Insurance Fund accept both paper and electronic prescriptions. We recommend tracking the work of pharmacies in the official networks of local governments. As for pharmacies that have insulin drugs, their list can be found at the link. You can also find pharmacies with insulin using the service. In addition, you can call the National Health Insurance Fund contact center at 16-77 and ask the operator for the addresses of pharmacies operating under the “Affordable Medicines” program in your locality.

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