Stepanov explained what Ukraine expects from joining the EU Health Committee
Ukraine’s membership of the EU health committee will provide an opportunity to ensure the integration of the national medical industry into EU standards.
This was announced during a briefing by Minister of Health Maxim Stepanov, reports a correspondent for Ukrinform.
“For us, this (membership of the committee – note) is very important. This is why we turned to the structures of the European Union to accept us in the committee, because it is a communication with our colleagues, for a rapid response to the situation, including during a pandemic. These are quick steps towards the development of our medicine and the introduction of European standards. And this is only possible through communication with colleagues, participation in the adoption of certain decisions. It is therefore an important step in the European integration of Ukrainian medicine, “said the head of the Ministry of Health.
He recalled that Ukraine had already been accepted as an observer on the European Union Health Committee, a delegation had been formed to participate in the meetings of this structure. The delegation is chaired by the Minister of Health and also includes the Deputy Minister for European Integration. Ukraine is now waiting for a date for the meeting of this committee, added Stepanov.
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As noted, the European Commission confirmed in May Ukraine’s request to participate in the EU Health Committee as an observer.
This committee is the main body where EU countries hold joint consultations on crisis response measures. The committee is made up of high-level representatives from all EU countries.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru