Sergey Morozov has set a task for the regional Ministry of Health to accelerate implementation of the national Health Care project

On 7 November, the Governor held a meeting of the Presidium of the Council for Reforms, National and Priority Projects at the city policlinic No.1 named after S.M. Kirov.


“The project focuses on the priority spheres where we must achieve specific results within the set time frame. We need to create new outpatient cancer centers and re-equip the regional vascular center and primary vascular facilities. This will significantly reduce mortality rates from malignant neoplasm and circulatory diseases. This also includes construction of outpatient and obstetric units and purchase of mobile medical systems, as well as repairing children’s health-care facilities and increasing the number of primary care doctors of the demanded specialties. Everything that will improve availability and quality of medical care in the region. I am talking about digitalization of health care, thanks to which citizens will use their patient's personal account, the electronic medical card, and new digital services. This will also improve physicians' effectiveness. The national project includes tasks set by the social policy, the regional social initiative and the national objectives listed in the Decree of the President”, - Sergey Morozov emphasized.

According to the First Deputy Prime Minister Ekaterina Uba, composition of design committee has been established within implementation of the national Health Care project. During the meeting, the committee made a decision to implement seven regional projects, which documentation had already been developed and sent to the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. “Taking into account dynamics over the last 5-10 years, we have developed regional target indicators for each of them and we must reach them until 2024. For example, speaking about the cardiovascular diseases control sphere, we need to decrease the mortality rate due to cardiovascular pathologies by 19.17% through modernization of vascular centers. To reach these indicators, we will re-equip these centers with tomographs and an angiograph, as well as other hi-tech equipment. I would also like to mention that currently design passports for regional projects are undergoing approval at the federal level.  We expect that this procedure will be completed by the end of November”, - Ekaterina Uba explained.

Implementation of the national project "Zdravoohranenie" (Health Care) was discussed at the level of the Volga Federal District on 6 November. Within a working trip to the Samara region, Presidential Plenipotentiary Envoy to the Volga Federal District Igor Komarov held a meeting regarding readiness of regions for implementation of the major guidelines described in the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 204  "On the national goals and strategic objectives of the development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024". The Plenipotentiary Envoy spoke of the need to improve availability of health care services for the population, as well as treatment and prevention of oncological and cardiovascular diseases.

The Ulyanovsk region will implement the following guidelines of the national project: development of primary health care services, cardiovascular and oncological diseases control, development of children's health care, training of qualified personnel for medical organizations, export of medical services and creation of a unified digital outline in the health care sphere based on the single state information system.

Within development of primary health care services, over 6 years the region will build two first-aid stations in settlements that do not have access to health care services - Lesnaya Byl in the Cherdaklinsky District in 2019 and Alakayevka village in the Novospassky District in 2020. Three more first-aid stations will be established in 2020 in settlements that are currently in critical condition.

Thirty-two mobile medical units will be purchased: 10 mobile first-aid stations, 8 mobile photofluorographs, 10 mobile mammographs, and 4 mobile health centers. In addition, the number of medical organizations using the new model will increase from four in 2019 up to twenty-one in 2024.

Members of the Presidium also focused on the project for development of children's health care that aims to improve quality and availability of medical services, to develop preventive measures, to decrease infant and child mortality rates, and to create modern infrastructure for medical services. Within the project, at least two children's facilities will be repaired in hospitals every year until 2024. It is also planned to provide out-patient and in-patient departments of children's healthcare establishments with new medical equipment.

Sergey Panchenko, Minister of Health, Family Affairs and Social Wellbeing of the Ulyanovsk region, noted that the industry development programme for 2019 includes more than 100 million rubles that will be spent on children's health care. “Forty million rubles have been allocated to prepare design specifications and estimates for construction of the infectious disease control facility - medical and technical design specification has already been developed. And about sixty-three million rubles will be used to improve infrastructure of medical institutions that provide services to children”, - explained Sergey Panchenko.