Medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: experience, achievements, prospects

Keywords: medical support system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, medical care, Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Abstract

The purpose of the work is generalization of the experience of medical support of the Armed Forces (AF) of Ukraine during the implementation of measures to ensure national security and defense, repulse and deter armed aggression of the Russian Federation and determine the prospects for the development of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Materials and methods. Regulatory legal acts, guiding documents, information and reference materials, monographs and scientific articles in open publications on medical care of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were used. The object of research is the system of medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Subject of research – Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Research methods: bibliographic, analytical, systems approach, generalization, prognostic.

Results. The practical experience of medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and provision of medical care to wounded, injured, traumatized and sick servicemen during the implementation of measures to ensure national security and defense, repulse and deter the armed aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine is summarized. The development of normative-legal regulation of the functioning of the health care system of servicemen and medical support of troops is covered. The achievements in the development of the medical support system of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in particular the improvement of the organizational and staffing structure of medical units of military units and military medical institutions, the formation of the Medical Forces management system were critically assessed. The principles of the unified medical space of the state are formulated and the prospects of development of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are determined.

Conclusions. The study, analysis and generalization of the experience of medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the ATO/JFO became the basis for the formation of a modern system of medical support of troops. The most important achievement of the Medical Forces is the development and implementation at the state level of a modern functional and organizational model of medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other military formations during special periods, emergencies and other crises to ensure national security and defense. Capable Medical Forces and, as a result, reliable medical support of troops in combat are a significant contribution to national security and defense of the state by increasing the combat readiness and combat capability of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and other components of the Defense Forces.

Author Biographies

A. M. Halushka, Medical Forces Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Col. MS, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Chief of Staff - Deputy Commander of the Medical Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

V. V. Zhahovskiy , Ukrainian military medical academy

candidate of science in public administration, associate professor, Research Institute of Military Medicine of the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy, leading researcher of research department of medical support organization

V. G. Livinskiy, Ukrainian military medical academy

candidate of medical sciences, Research Institute of Military Medicine of the Ukrainian Military Medical Academy, leading researcher of the research department of medical standardization and metrological support

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Published
2021-04-19
How to Cite
Halushka, A. M., Zhahovskiy , V. V., & Livinskiy, V. G. (2021). Medical support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine: experience, achievements, prospects. Ukrainian Journal of Military Medicine, 2(1), 28-37. https://doi.org/10.46847/ujmm.2021.1(2)-028
Section
Organization of military health care