14 July 2011, Thursday, 14:45

Vice-President of the National Medical Chamber Natalie Ushakova has met with medics of Bashkortostan

author: Alfia Agliullina

The Vice-President of the National Medical Chamber Natalie Ushakova has met with professors and pedagogues of the Bashkir State Medical University the day before and the main goal of her arrival was to explain the necessity of their active participation in modernization of Russian health system.

The Minister of health protection RB George Shebaev, the rector of the Bashkir State Medical University Valentine Pavlov, the President of the National Medical Chamber RB Damira Sabirzyanova and others took part in the action, initiated jointly with the National Medical Chamber RB.

Natalie Ushakova believes that the open dialogue between the state, medical community and patients is the most important mechanism of modernization. In her opinion there is no such institute in Russia, where state health protection was always present, which would allow freely criticizing the problems in the national medical service.

“We’d like the medical community would take part in formation of the medical standards and in the discussion concerning the future law about health protection. Our recommendations and ideas concerning modernization of health protection system in the country also have to be taken into account. Nothing will happen without close interaction between institutes, doctors, patients and business” – Natalie Ushakova said.

She added that at present time 640 thousand doctors worked in Russia. The average age of the district doctor in the country is 57 years.

“We can stay jobless without modernization of the medical personnel and without corresponding system for assessment and accumulation of the professional knowledge, adopted in the whole world today” – Natalie Ushakov mentioned – “That’s why we offer to develop nanotechnologies in medicine and to use the opportunities of remote diagnostics”.

The Minister of health protection RB George Shebaev has said in his turn that the idea concerning self-regulation of Russian health system, offered by the National Medical Chamber, undoubtedly contains a kernel of good sense in itself.

“We mustn’t throw the idea away, it has to be thought over and we have to search for the mechanisms of its realization” – the Minister said – “In reality that number of the complaints to the address of our medicine and its quality, will be certainly considered more efficiently by the medics than by functionaries, so the idea looks very interesting for me”.