Lukashenka is preparing to introduce paid medicine
22:15, — Society
Dictator believes that Belarusians do not care enough about their own health.
He made this statement as he met with scientists on 24 January.
According to Lukashenka, a lot has been done for the healthcare sector in recent years. “We have invested huge funds to shake it up, upgrade it and introduce the cutting-edge standards,” he said.
“The biggest problem of our healthcare is that people take their health for granted. Maybe, this is because healthcare services are free? Our people are unable and even unwilling to take care of their health like they do in the West, in rich America, and even Russia. People there are afraid of falling sick, because it is bad and because they will spend a fortune on treatment,” Lukashenka said.
“Therefore, we need to hold a serious discussion about it. I do not mean that we will introduce fee-for-service medicine. Maybe, it would be wrong and those post-Soviet nations that did it now have enormous issues. However, we should do something about it,” he said.