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.
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
share of imported RE
in the public procurement
regional costs for provision
of disabled people
of the market of RE
for people with disabilities
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
The work of resource centers for persons with health limitations (HL) is organized on a one-stop basis.
Providing services to disabled persons through one access point ensures route reduction when solving disability-related problems. At a single location, persons with HL can receive all necessary information on social support measures, as well as assistance at all stages of applying for disability benefits and obtaining assistive devices (AD).
A resource center can be organized at any platform that shall act as an interdepartmental interaction operator. Such centers are a point of contact between Medical and Social Assessment Board, Social Insurance Fund, Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, prosthetic and orthopaedic enterprises, social protection authorities, and medical organizations.
Resource centers for people with disabilities work in the regions:
From idea to export: business process flowchart for medical device and assistive device manufacturers with supportive measures.
R&D COST SUBSIDIZATION (MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY AND TRADE): enterprises with process and testing equipment having a workforce of over 50 persons
The declaration is performed according to one of the schemes provided in Article 24 Clause 1 of Law No. 184-FZ.
Obtaining of a marketing authorization for the medical device from Roszdravnadzor.
According to Resolution No. 1416 of the Government of the Russian Federation 'On Approval of the Rules for State Registration of Medical Devices' dated December 27, 2012
“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”.
“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”.
“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)”.
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”.
Early Care is an interdepartmental interaction model including a package of medical, social, psychology, and pedagogical services for families with children having health limitations. Comprehensive support is aimed at the early identification of children with HL and the promotion of their development, physical and mental health, as well as integration in society and peer environment. The model also includes tools for assistance and support of families with children having HL and measures to improve parents' competence.READ MORE
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.