July 15, 2020

The American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine held the Panel Discussion "Private Clinics' Role in Ukraine's Healthcare System Transformation"

The discussion was focused on the perspectives, key challenges, and opportunities of the private clinic sector. It is vital for Ukraine's healthcare system transformation to create equal rules for doing business in the sector of private and public medical institutions. The healthcare system reform will facilitate the inflow of new investments into the sector. The equal and favorable conditions for market participants will allow foreign investors to discover the Ukrainian market.

During the panel discussion, the participants discussed the private clinics sector's perspectives in Ukraine; the legal aspects of private healthcare facilities market, and regulatory trends. There were also voiced the key challenges and opportunities for private clinics: risks for investors at the macro level, the influence of healthcare system reform, transplantation potential,other regulatory changes, problematic issues of private medical institutions with regard to COVID-19 outbreak.

Leading experts of the healthcare sphere joined the discussion:

  • Lana Sinichkina, Partner, attorney-at-law, Arzinger
  • Olga Makarova, Engagement Manager, IQVIA
  • Oleksii Shershnov, General Director, American Hospital Kyiv
  • Tigran Arutiunian, General Manager, House of Medicine (Odrex)
  • Walter Shekman, Chief Operating Officer, Medical Centre "Dobrobut"
  • Oleksii Babych, General Director of the Medical Laboratory "Dila"


During the presentation, Lana Sinichkina, Partner, attorney-at-law, Arzinger highlighted the importance of private clinics' role: "I hope that today's event will be the start of something great both for AmCham Ukraine and for the Ukrainian market. The topic of Private Clinics' Role in Ukraine's Healthcare System Transformation is crucial and global, especially in the current realities of the COVID-19 outbreak."

"We see the perspectives for the development of private clinics and companies' desire to work in this direction, which has a great future. AmCham Ukraine maintains a constant dialogue with state authorities, which allows us to deliver the voice of business at the highest level and promotes new ideas and reforms. Therefore, our role now is to serve as a platform that will unite private clinics and become a momentum for Ukraine's healthcare system transformation," commented Andy Hunder, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

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