In May 2015, at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the President of Russia V.V. Putin approved the strategic initiative “The New Quality of Life for People with Disabilities”, as well as have a personal instruction of the RF Government, with participation of the ASI, to ensure, under the PPP conditions, the launching of pilot projects to organize the modern production of rehabilitation equipment. Taking into account its experience and the competences in the area of preparing and launching PPP projects, the main partner of the ASI in the implementation of this new initiative was appointed the Center for Development of the Public and Private Partnership.
Strategic Initiative ?The New Quality of Life for People with Disabilities?
Working group on the implementation of the initiative
“Today, we are starting the work on the renovation of a whole industry with new production facilities, with the support to small innovation companies. The target indicator shall be a 100-pct access for people with disability to beautiful, convenient and high-tech rehabilitation equipment”.
“Speaking about the problems, that an end user has to face, it worth noting that actually state procurements cover at least 85 pct of the market, and only the remaining 15 pct account for direct purchases (individually or via sponsors)”.
“Nobody knows, how many there are RE manufacturers in Russia. The existing ones are mostly small and “handcraft”. The public procurement has been previously formed mainly due to imported goods. Now, within the framework of the import substitution program, domestic producers have got a chance to develop their business. That’s why it is necessary not only to develop this market, but to stimulate the production of high-tech rehabilitation equipment. The und users shall be provided with a high-quality, modern equipment that fully meets their needs”.
“Surely, the issues of communication are becoming increasingly important with the development of the society. And we must pay attention to this problem, especially to people with reduced mobility, some health restrictions… Actually, this market is formed by the Bureau of Medical and Social Expertise; they prescribe specific products from the list they are notified of. Given that we are developing, this list of RE shall be updated from time to time”.
“An important step towards the implementation of the initiative shall be the building of an information system, which will allow – taking into account the needs of disabled people – for developing an individual approach to the production of the RE, providing the ability to choose products and, what is important, ensuring further social support to people using these goods”.
Chairman of the Managing Board of the International Confederation of Consumer Societies Dmitry Yanin proposed to structure the tasks aimed at the development of industry into separate segments and to prepare a draft of the corresponding “roadmap”. “There is a problem of accounting, a problem of classification, a problem of interaction of social protection bodies, the Ministry of Industry and Trade – in term of support for the production. If such support is required, in which form it shall be carried out: loans, grants, etc.? Taking into account the user’s opinion, accordingly, we are getting to the scenario of public councils with the customers. This has really a weight of a “road map”, because, having heard everything discussed here, I realize that the market is small, with a high pressure of the public procurement and all the accompanying drawbacks. As it was noted, 9 bln rubles is the whole market; if 85 pct is the public procurement, so live money from the population amounts to 1.5–2 bln rubles. And surely, counting upon these 1.5–2 bln rubles, it is difficult to create services such as Yandex market, where only declarations of manufacturer are published, but there is no audit of such declaration, we haven’t even such a level of information in this area”.
Support and tactile canes, crutches, supports, railings
Wheelchairs hand-operated (room, stroll, active types), with electric drive, small-sized
Prostheses, including endoprostheses, and ortheses
Antibedsore mattresses and pillows
Appliances for dressing, undressing for gripping objects
Specials means in case of excretion dysfunctions (urine and feces receptacles)
Absorbent underwear, diapers
Armchairs with sanitary equipment
Special devices for reading “talking books”, for optical correction of low vision
Guide dogs with a set of equipment
Guide dogs with a set of equipmentì
Light and vibration sound signalers
Hearing aids, including custom-made earmolds
TV sets with teletext to receive programs with closed captions
Telephone devices with text output
Creation of a modern system for disabled people socialization due to provision of 100 pct access to high-tech and high-quality RE.
Development and implementation of a new model to organize the disable people?s access
Introducing and individual approach to the development, selection and maintenance of RE
Import substitution and support for domestic manufacturers of RE
Purpose of creation ? providing disable people with modern high-tech rehabilitation equipment to be selected taking into account individual characteristics, as well organization of further social support.
The initiative to create the Foundation was announced on April 8, 2014 at the meeting of the Supervisory Board of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and was supported by its Chairman – Vladimir Putin. This a correct and actual product.
The tradition of care for the deafblind in Russia has a 105-year history. It is interesting that it was in Petersburg, in mid-May 1909, virtually on the same days, the Charter was approved of the first such society, consisting of private benefactors, enthusiasts, devotees who drew attention to this group of disabled people, particularly vulnerable at all times. Then and now, one of the main tasks was creating conditions for development of the deafblind and drawing attention to their problem. It is important not to lose this tradition in our modern Russia.
A few years ago, my colleagues and I visited for the first time the Orphanage for the Deafblind in the town of Sergiev Posad. It was not some kind of noisy action, we just came on a weekend to help build a playground and to spend time with children. I still remember and wonder: how these children, whom nature has doomed to live in total darkness, fight for their future, learn and show the same talents as they “healthy” peers. After talking with them you understand: there are no difficulties that cannot be overcome. We just need to give a push, to create appropriate conditions, to bring modern technologies, and these kids are sure to overcome the disease and become full members of society.
The Deafblind Support Foundation is similar in its aims. An important role in achieving these goals belongs to us – the Supervisory Board. At the same time, we are talking not only about material support – by finances and organizational resources.
It is important for the members of the Supervisory Board to be involved in the Foundation’s activity, to help it in relying upon your knowledge and experience. And most importantly: being public persons, we have to try by joint efforts to change the attitude of our society to deafblind, to awaken in people a sense of understanding and charity. We all must become guides for deafblind in the world of sighted and hearing.
Gref German Oskarovich Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, President, Chairman of the Managing Board of Sberbank of Russia, OJSC
Belousov Andrey Removich Removich Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Foundation, Assistant to the President Of the Russian Federation
Aven Petr Olegovich Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Banking Group “Alfa-Bank”
Aleksandrîv Anatoly Aleksandrîvich Rector of the Moscow State Technical University named after N.E. Bauman
Archbishop Feognost (Guzikov Igor Mikhailovich) Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, Vicar of the Holy Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia, Superior of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra
Bezrukov Sergey Vitalievich Artistic Director of the Moscow Regional House of Arts “Kuzminki”
Brechalov Aleksandr Vladimirovich Secretary of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and the First Deputy President of the “SUPPORT OF RUSSIA”
Vekselberg Viktor Feliksovich President of the “Skolkovo” fund, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Group of Companies “Renova”
Miller Aleksey Borisovich Chairman of the Managing Board of the Gazprom, OJSC
Gergiev Valery Abisalovich Abisalovich of the Federal State Cultural Institution “State Academic Mariinsky Theater”
Golikova Tatiana Alekseevna Chairman of the Accounting Chamber of the Russian Federation
Daikhes Nikolay Arkadievich Director of the Scientific and Clinical Center of Otorhinolaryngology of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation
Dobrodeev Oleg Borisovich General Director of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise “VGTRK”
Evtushenkov Vladimir Petrovich Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Joint-Stock Financial Corporation “Sistema”
Epifanova Galina Konstantinovna Director of the Federal State Budget Institution “Sergiev Posad Orphanage for Deafblind” of the Russian Ministry of Labor
Kerimov Suleyman Abusaidovich Member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
Kostin Andrey Leonidovich President and Chairman of the Managing Board VTB Bank, OJSC
Leblois Axel President and Executive Director of the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies
Mironov Evgeny Vitalievich Artistic Director of the State Theater of Nations
Mordashov Aleksey Aleksandrîvich Chairman of the Board of Directors, General Director Severstal, OJSC
Neroev Vladimir Vladimirovich Chief Ophthalmologist of the Ministry of Public Health of the Russian Federation, Director of the R&D Institute of Eye Diseases named after Gelmgolts
Neumyvakin Aleksandr Yakovlevich President of the All-Russian Society for the Blind
Sirotkin Sergey Alekseevich President of the Society for the Social Support of the Deafblind “Elvira”
Spivakov Vladimir Teodorovich President of the International Charity Foundation of Vladimir Spivakov
Topilin Maksim Anatolievich Minister of Labor and Social Protection of the Russian Federation
Chemezov Sergey Victorovich General Director of the State Corporation “Rostekhnologii”
Shakhnazarov Karen Georgievich General Director of the Cinema Concern “Mosfilm”