25 October 2011, Tuesday, 20:43

Rustem Khamitov has taken the floor at the XXI national congress for diseases of respiratory organs

author: Sergey Zakharov

The President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has taken the floor at the opening of the XXI national congress for diseases of respiratory organs on October 25 in the Congress-Hall, Ufa, the public affairs service of the President RB reports.

“It's a high honor for us to receive such important and large congress. We are meeting you in Republic of Bashkortostan for the first time and will try to undertake everything to make your stay in Ufa good and worth to remember” — Rustem Khamitov said to the participants of the forum.

Further he has mentioned that such big region as Bashkortostan possesses well-developed health protection system.

“About 15 thousand doctors work in the Republic and the joint budget of health protection – the federal and the Republican – amounts to 15 billion rubles, i.e. one million per one medic. This sum seems big but if we start calculating, it turns out that this million includes a doctor's salary, plus three medical employees fall on one doctor, so we have to add their salaries too plus maintenance of our hospitals – we can see that nothing is left for development. We are facing the shortage of money, i.e. we need a new strategy and new variants in development of our medicine and more money” — the President RB underscored.

Further Rustem Khamitov sited several concrete figures. He has mentioned , in particular, that in 1950 the death rate of population in Bashkortostan was lower than today: there were 11,2 deaths per one thousand people that time and 13,2 – in 2010.

“The power of health protection seems goes up, we receive new preparations and new equipment. What has happened? Perhaps, the congress will be able to answer this question. In 1960 the death rate was 7,2, in 1980 – 7,8, in 1980 – about 9. Further we faced the rise of death rate up to 14,5, at present time we have 13,2” — the head of the Republic complained.

The President RB has mentioned that he took the floor not with the solemn ceremonial speech but as the man, who asks the following questions: “How the efficiency of investments to health protection can be raised?”, “Why in ecologically clean districts the level of the diseases of respiratory organs is higher than in urban zones?” By the way, the lowest sickness rate is registered in the cities of Salavat and Sterlitamac, where the ecological problems are simply dangerous. I ask yours opinion and, please, find the answers to these questions. I'd like to understand this situation as well as you” — the President RB said.

For the reference: the congress for the diseases of respiratory organs  is held in Ufa on October 25-28 and the leading pulmonologists of Russia and foreign specialists are taking part in it. The exhibition of the newest achievements of respiratory medicine and wide scientific program are scheduled within its frames.