The Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 584 dated 10.07.2013 “On Approval of Guidelines on Calculation of Bed Capacity at TB Facilities” provides a formula to calculate the need for facilities providing palliative care to chemoresistant tuberculosis patients. In some regions there are individual departments of palliative care at TB dispensaries. Within the framework of health care system reorganization and complying with the Order of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine No. 584 dated 10.07.2013, such facilities are planned to be established. Ukrainian Centre for Socially Dangerous Diseases Control regularly monitors compliance with the above mentioned requirement during the monitoring visits.
8. Facilities should be established for chronic MDR-TB patients (non-eligible for treatment) where palliative care can be provided under proper infection control measures.