Russian government has allocated more than 1.4 billion rubles in the procurement of ambulance services in rural areas

Russian government has allocated more than 1.4 billion rubles in the procurement of ambulance services in rural areas


 

Finmarket.- The Russian prime minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree on the allocation of more than 1.4 billion rubles on the procurement of vehicles for medical institutions in rural areas and small towns of Russia, as reported by the government press office.

“The equipment of polyclinics, medial outpatient clinics, first-aid and obstetric points and regional hospitals is mentioned in the bill. The allocation of the financial sources was originally planned for 2021, however, due to the pandemic, there are plans to expedite the process” – according to the statement.

“The financing will be sourced from the reserved fund of the government in 2020, which will help the procurement of 2000 vehicles. The transport will be aimed at the departure of doctors on calls, the transportation of patients to hospitals, as well as medicine deliveries to the population in remote areas. All these efforts will increase the availability of medical services and prevent the first-aid centres from overcrowding” – as stated by the press office.

The issue has been discussed and approved at the government meeting on 26 November. As told by Mishustin, proactivity is needed in difficult situations. “It’s important to do everything possible to help people in tight schedules” – said the PM.

90 billion rubles have been allocated for the development of primary health care in 2021. More than 500 billion rubles will have been allocated for the same purpose by 2025. The government support will help the modernisation of medical institutions in the regions, the major repair works of premises, construction of new buildings, equipment installation and the provision of transport vehicles.