ASI to help regions of the Far Eastern Federal District to develop a unified plan to provide quality medical care and reduce child mortality

: Press service of the Governor of Primorsky Territory

Svetlana Chupsheva suggested that the Far Eastern Federal District regions develop a unified plan to reduce child mortality and provide high-quality medical care for families with children during her working visit to Vladivostok. The first step in this work will become the creation of a hub for providing interregional health services in the Primorsky Territory.  

“The key objective is to provide high-quality and timely health services to the population of the Far East regions,” said Svetlana Chupsheva (ASI Director General). “Today, we are here with federal experts, heads of large medical institutions who, together with regional specialists, will work out the correct routing of patients and consider the equipment updating in medical institutions, help in the formation of competence centers, including on the basis of the regional children’s clinical hospital.”

According to Oleg Kozhemyako (Head of the Primorsky Territory) the region has already started addressing complex issues of child health protection and staffing as part of the National Social Initiative (NSI).

“Together with a team of ASI experts, we are working on the issue of opening of an interregional pediatric surgery center in the region, so that patients from all regions of the Far Eastern Federal District could receive help there,” said Oleg Kozhemyako, Head of the Primorsky Territory. “This project is going to address the issues of child mortality and provide timely professional assistance for the children in order to leave behind the challenges that still exist in our region.”

Svetlana Chupsheva and the Governor of the Primorsky Territory also discussed the possibilities of expanding the Zemsky Doktor program to localities of up to 150,000 people. This federal program provides financial support to doctors moving to rural areas. According to her, in order to preserve and increase the human potential in healthcare, it is important to consider the support measures to be offered to specialists. In particular, the shift method is being considered: the regional Ministry of Health already uses this practice.