In total, between 2019 and 2024, 46 new children’s health centers and 750 medical institutions with children’s departments will be put into operation in the regions. “This means, among other things, that the possibilities of providing specialized and high-tech care to pregnant women and children will be expanded, treatment conditions in hospitals will be improved and the waiting time for a medical appointment will be reduced,” he said. President. In his words, the work is already yielding tangible results: in the last 10 years, Russia has managed to reduce infant and child mortality by almost half. These indicators are at historically low levels.
The head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, clarified that infant mortality decreased by 7% compared to last year, and the mortality rate of children under 18 years of age decreased by 4%. He also confirmed that the volume of specialized care for children increases annually. About five million children were hospitalized last year (almost 9% more than in 2021). The availability of high-tech assistance has increased; its volumes have increased by 8% since 2020. The Círculo del Bien Foundation helped more than 23 thousand children in 2023. “The coverage program is expanding; if we started mainly with one disease, spinal muscular atrophy, today there are already 88 diseases, those who receive medicines and medical products,” added the minister.
Murashko himself flew to Orenburg, where the regional children’s clinical hospital was put into operation. It will be able to serve more than 100 thousand small patients not only in the Orenburg region and neighboring regions, but also in the countries of Central Asia. Chief doctor Igor Voropaev said that the complex unites three hospitals, which were previously located in different parts of the city. Next to the consultation center there is a block of three ward buildings and an admission department building, an intensive care unit and an operating room with eight clean operating rooms. And Governor Denis Pasler recalled that in recent years infectious disease, oncology and regional clinics have been opened in Orenburg.
In total, between 2019 and 2024, 46 new child health centers will be put into operation in the regions
The next to contact was Sevastopol, where a clinic was opened in the Kazachya Bukhta microdistrict. There was never an adult here, and the children’s room was crammed into one apartment, there were only two offices, said Governor Mikhail Razvozhaev. He reported that the construction of an outpatient clinic on Fiolentovskoe Highway is in its final stage and in 2025 it is planned to open a clinic on Shevchenko Street. “We are opening complete new clinics that have not appeared here since Soviet times,” the governor said.
The head of the Volgograd region, Andrei Bocharov, who attended the opening of a children’s clinic in Volzhsky after a major renovation, informed the president that about 70% of children’s medical institutions in the region will be modernized by 2025 in the framework of the national program. project. The governor also made a proposal: to conduct comprehensive medical examinations of high school students and also to include vaccination of children against the human papillomavirus in the national vaccination calendar.
The primary health care modernization project will require 1.3 trillion rubles, said Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova. “And, of course, we, for our part, from the government, the Ministry of Health, absolutely share the position of the regions that the project must continue, since it has a qualitative impact on health care indicators,” she said.