The number of military Medical Commission staff should be increased

Опубліковано 13 November 2023 року, о 14:15

Currently, the military medical commissions’ (MMCs) workload has increased significantly. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the record-keeping system there.

This was emphasized at a meeting on veterans’ policy chaired by Vice Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk.

As a reminder, military medical boards make special determinations regarding fitness for military service.  In particular, about the causal relationship of diseases (wounds, contusions, traumas, mutilations), the need for treatment, rehabilitation, prosthetics, etc.

The medical force’s command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will increase staff to improve the Military Medical Commission’s office work due to staffing issues.

Iryna Vereshchuk asked the General Staff Personnel Directorate to create a plan to increase the number of staff of military medical commissions as soon as possible.

Furthermore, the Command provided an update on the examination progress of 20 decisions made by the Military Medical Commissions, which have been under review for over four months. Appeals from fifteen individuals in the Ivano-Frankivsk region have been reviewed and processed. Currently, we are working on resolving additional appeals.

The meeting also discussed a plan to establish a helpline for the Military Medical Commission. The helpline will inform the relatives about the complete procedure beforehand and provide details about the required documents.

It is planned to provide a dedicated workspace for the call center staff to stay connected and address inquiries. The Government’s digitalization of the Military Medical Commission will enable this.