The Open ICU project to be implemented in the Samara Region in September 2017

    1 August 2017

    The Samara Region will create special conditions for joint stay of parents with their children in resuscitation and intensive care units. In September 2017, the region will start teaching physicians and patients relatives the rules of visiting health facilities and providing palliative care. Gennady Gridasov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of Samara Region Minister of Health, told us about it after the meeting on the implementation of the Open ICU program, which was held on July 31 in the regional Ministry of Health.

    The official website of the Samara Region Government quotes Gennady Gridasov: Medical workers know from their own experience how important the relatives support is for patients in serious conditions. As soon as in mid-September, representatives of the leading Russian foundations participating in the project will visit Samara health institutions to hold educational meetings with doctors, psychologists and parents of little patients.

    The Ulyanovsk Region has become the first pilot region to start implementing the Open ICU project. Additional beds for patients relatives have been created on the basis of the Clinical City Hospital in Ulyanovsk. Other medical institutions are actively adopting this experience.


    According to Federal Law No. 323-FZ On Basic Principles of the Public Health Care in the Russian Federation, relatives can stay with their family members, but Russian clinics have a firmly established tradition of not letting them into intensive care units.

    Agreement on joint promotion of the Open ICU project was signed on July 26, 2017 in Moscow by the heads of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI), the Konstantin Khabensky Charity Foundation, the Vera Charity Foundation for Hospice Support and the Childrens Palliative Charity Foundation for the Development of Palliative Care.

    Source: Website Editorial