On December, 8 UNHCR jointly with its partner Belarusian Red Cross Society (BRCS) held the round table on the topic of access of Ukrainian citizens arrived from Donetsk and Lugansk regions and residing in Belarus to medical services provided by state healthcare institutions.
Representatives of relevant Ministries and state bodies of republican and local level, NGOs as well as UN agencies present in Belarus took part in the discussions.
Questions of access to medical services of Ukrainians arrived from Donetsk and Lugansk regions and residing in Belarus, legal aspects of the issue, interpretation of provisions of 1997 CIS Agreement on provision of medical services to citizens of the CIS member states to which Belarus is a party, were discussed at the meeting. Proposals to solve the problem of insufficient access to medical services of Ukrainian citizens who received complementary protection or permanent residential permit in Belarus were made. Heated and fruitful discussion took place.
The event summed up the results reached within a year-and-a-half period since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine. The main results were announced, mechanisms to solve the identified problems were elaborated.