02 October 2009, Friday, 11:19

The strategy of the nation’s economy, M. Rakhimov

author: News-agency Bashinform"

The field meeting o the Republican Council on health protection is held today in Bijbuliaksky, Miakinsky, Sterlibashevsky regions of Bashkortostan and in the town of Meleuz. The slogan of the meeting is “The health of nation is the main treasure of Bashkortostan”.

We publish separate extracts from the article of President RB Murtaza Rakhimov, dedicated to health protection, below:

“Health is the most valuable thing in life of every human, so making necessary conditions for protection and health keeping of the Republican population is considered our most important strategic task. Realization of profound public reforms has become the key stage in development of modern Bashkortostan. The increased self-dependency and widening of the Republican competencies allowed us to provide gradual economic progress, realization of rights and liberties of our citizens and served a powerful impulse for qualitative and systematic changes, touching upon practically all spheres of public life. Republic of Bashkortostan now is one of the supporting Russian regions, staying in the Top10 by the volume of the gross regional product, development of industry, agriculture, building and transport. Bashkortostan stands in the list of few Russian regions, providing more than two thirds of the country’s revenues.

For six months 2009 more than 61 billion rubles entered the revenues side of Bashkortostan’s consolidated budget. This is 54% of the annual budget plan. Our own tax and non-tax intakes reached 47,4 billion rubles and grew up by 11%, as compared with the first half of 2008. By this parameter Bashkortostan holds the fifth position in the country and the first in Volga federal district. The expenses of the consolidated budget, 77% of which are directed to funding of various cultural and social arrangements, grew up by 30,5%, while in Russia this figure makes just + 10,5% on average.

Our powerful economic potential provides cardinal reforms in the Republican health protection system too. Such aspects as the health of nation and health protection development are traditionally found in the list of top priorities of the Republican leadership. The approval of the Concept on development and reformation of the health protection system and medical science in Bashkortostan till 2010 has become an important milestone. We constantly perfect the normative and legislative base of the Republican health protection system. The whole pack of goal-oriented programs, related to the most urgent problems of health and medical provision – prevention and struggle with social illnesses, development of donorship and blood service, prevention of drug addiction, development of high-tech medicine etc – is legalized in our Republic. Special focus is laid on overcoming of the demographic recession, lowering of the death rate level, the increase of life span, growth of birth rate and protection of female and infant health, moneyed assistance to families with many children and to incomplete families, having kids. Thereby the idea of “the nation’s economy”, recently declared by the federal center, is put into practice in our Republic in the course of many years.

The annual field meetings of the Republican Council, dedicated to the actual problems and prospects of health protection development, play very important role in modernization of the health branch because within the periods of preparations for these meetings local clinics hospitals and obstetrical points are reconstructed and supplied with modern medical equipment. For the last five years the material and technical base of medical institutions in one third of rural regions RB has been substantially improved.

Financial provision of health protection sphere is increased from year to year. The sum of the consolidated means, allocated for the branch in 2008, made up 23 billion 768,2 million rubles. For the last three years it has grown up three times! About 100 thousand employees of different medical specialties are engaged in the branch, i.e. 8% of economically active population in Bashkortostan.

The sanatorium-and-spa service of the Republic dynamically develops itself too. Every year about 130 thousand people pass medical treatment in our sanatoriums and health centers. Thus, the sanatoriums “YANGAN-TAU”, “KRASNOUSOLSKY”, “KARAGAY”, Green Valley”, “UMATOVO” and “YAKTY-KUHL” were fully modernized. The sanatoriums “ASSY” and “TANYP” were built up anew. At the all-Russian contest “Health Center-2009” our sanatoriums have won 13 golden and three silver medals and the sanatorium “YANGAN-TAU” is called the best health center in the country.

Our Republic is notable for more favorable tendencies in the dynamics of the main demographic indices: birth rate, general death rate and expected average life span. Thanks to the complex measures, aimed at the improvement of motherhood and childhood protection and at the increase of their social protection we’ve managed to reduce the indices of infant and motherhood death rate. The main results we’ve managed to gain are the growth of birth rate by 21%, reduction of birth rate under one year 1,6 times, lowering of red measles sickness rate 236 times, virus hepatitis “B” – 1,9 times.

Health protection is one of the priorities in social policy of Bashkortostan and this is not a slogan but the reality. Investments into development of the health system contribute to consolidation of the material and technical base of our medical institutions, to introduction of modern efficient technologies and to achievement of the main indices on local population’s health. It is not accidentally that health protection system of Bashkortostan is stably characterized by the federal center as “one of the best in the country”.