Ramazan Abdulatipov: "Affordable Healthcare Is Main Priority"
Makhachkala, February 28, 2014. On February 27, Daghestani Head Ramazan Abdulatipov participated in the board meeting of the healthcare ministry also attended by the First Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Karibov, heads of ministries and departments, and other officials.
The healthcare minister Tanka Ibragimov said that the Daghestan authorities support the healthcare system modernization. The sel ected strategy is based on concentrating resources, establishing some specialized, even high-tech healthcare organizations, and introducing a single-channel financing.
The minister noted that in 2013, 37 healthcare facilities, 24 obstetric stations, and some district hospitals were commissioned. The 2013-2020 program’s total fund is estimated at RUR 299 billion, of which 54.6 billion comes from the federal budget, 15.2 billion – from Daghestan budget, 228.3 billion – from the Territorial Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund, and 0.9 billion – fr om the extra-budget sources.
Daghestani Leader Ramazan Abdulatipov said that over the past 10 years, Russian medicine has done a great deal in equipping healthcare facilities and raising wages.
He also spoke on periodic health examination saying, "Each Daghestan citizen should go through periodic health examination. In Daghestan, the situation is bad with the clinical examination of schoolchildren. A child goes to school and nobody knows if he ill until he graduates. The sooner a disease is diagnosed, the earlier and more effective is it treated. We have a lot of talented healthcare professionals. I see the Daghestan medicine’s future as one of the best medicines in our country. In this regard, I wish success to all our medical persons under the leadership of Minister Tanka Ibragimov," - Ramazan Abdulatipov said.