06 November 2013, Wednesday, 17:15

Rustem Khamitov discussed health care modernization with the Government RB

author: Olga Murtazina | photo: Andrey Starostin

Rustem Khamitov held a meeting of the Government of Bashkortostan during which the results of the health care system modernization were discussed. The President recalled that during three years about 16.5 billion rubles were directed from the federal budget to Bashkir health care system. Of these, more than 4.5 billion rubles were directed to strengthen the material base, 10.5 billion — to introduce uniform standards of medical service and salary increase, 600 million — to computerize medical institutions. This amount does not include the costs for construction of new hospitals and renovation of the old ones.

“Only in 2013 a diagnostic building of Republican Children Clinical Hospital was renovated, polyclinic at the hospital No. 13 was put into operation, primary vascular centres appeared in Ufa, Beloretsk, Sterlitamak and other cities. We finish a construction of the maternity hospital in the city of Octyabrsky. Hopefully, we will put into operation a building of Mesyagutovskoy District Hospital in November, December. The obstetric-gynecologic complex was opened at the Republican Clinical Hospital. Practically each of these objects costs one billion rubles. We reached quite a decent level of health facilities put into operation, and we must not only maintain this rate but also increase”, Rustem Khamitov said.

According to the Ministry of Health RB, on the basis of clinical examination by physicians one third of the population of Bashkortostan was recognized healthy. 30 percent have preconditions for the development of diseases due to heredity or poor lifestyle choices. 40 percent of republican residents have chronic diseases. The death rate increased by 1/10 compared to the last year.

According to the head of the region, the main criterion for the program success is reducing disease incidence. In 2013, 847 diseased were accounted for 1,000 residents of the republic. The peak incidence occurred in 2010 – 894 diseased. "Demographic indicators are important for the government, they are growing in recent years, testifying to social and economic stability", Rustem Khamitov said.

The head of the Health Ministry of the Republic Georgy Shebaev informed that for 2 years 9 months of the project 98 percent of the allocated funds for modernization were disbursed. In Bashkortostan, a structural reorganization of the branch was held: nine health districts and 24 specialized inter-municipal centres appeared.