19 January 2012, Thursday, 14:36
author: Eugene Rakhimkulov
The federal exchequer will transfer 553 million rubles to Bashkortostan for development of “United Russia” project “Provincial Doctor”, initiated by the party’s leader Vladimir Putin. The money will be spent for support of young medics, wishing to start working in the countryside. The number of the medics, which can make use of such backing, will be determined by the number of money allocated, the Minister for health protection RB George Shebaev reported to the news agency “Bashinform”.
The means allocated will be distributed for two years – 2012 and 2013. About 270 medics, who have already chosen the places of the future work, will receive the state backing in 2012. Other 280 young specialists will be financed in 2013.
The essence of the project “Provincial Doctor” is that every young medic, wishing to start working in a village after graduating the medical college, will receive one million rubles for development and provision of necessary facilities. The corresponding Republican program on allocation of other 100 thousand rubles, as a lump-sum allowance, for every young medic will start working in parallel with the federal one.
In order to get this money the medic should sign the corresponding contract with the rural hospital, which he is going to work at, and with the Republican Ministry for health protection. At that the medic has to work at the institution chosen for at least five years and as for the republican lump-sum allowance, he has to work for this sum in the village during three years. If the specialist cancels the contract and intends to change the work place, he has to pay the money back proportionally to the unfinished period of time. If any debatable situation arises, the problem will be solved in the court and the authorities won’t demand the money back only in case of force-majeure. The money the medics receive can be spent for acquisition of housing, credit repayment and other social needs. The money allocated will be transferred to the medic’s bank account.
The deputy Prime-Minister of the Government RB Fidus Yamaltdinov believes that the project “Provincial Doctor” will help to solve the problem with the shortage of medics in the countryside in the course of four-five years. In reality about 3500 doctors with higher professional education have to work in the villages for today and in order to reach such showing 1280 doctors are demanded. Every year about 300 young medics are sent to the Republican rural settlements but because of the absence of prospects they don’t stay there for a long time, so the problem still remains unsolved.