President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has signed a law on emergency medical service, press office of the President reports.

According to the law, every citizen of Ukraine or any other person staying in Ukraine has a right for the free of charge, available, timely and proper emergency medical treatment. Foreigners and persons without citizenship, who are staying on the territory of Ukraine ,as well as detainees and prisoners must be provided with emergency medial service in order determined by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The law stipulates that the call for emergency service on 103 or 112 phone number is free of charge. An emergency team is a mobile unit, equipped with specialized sanitary vehicle, which works 24 hours and provides emergency service at a place of accident or during transportation of a patient to a medical institution.

The law also stipulates the authorities of the Cabinet, Council of Ministers and regional state administrations regarding the provision of emergency service.


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