Minister of Healthcare Veronika Skvortsova and members of a State Council’s working group have visited the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area-Yugra.
The Minister chaired a working meeting on the provision of medical assistance in remote and sparsely populated areas.
Addressing the meeting, Ms Skvortsova noted that 40,000 upgraded healthcare facilities treated patients in the countryside, and that about 850 other clinics will be built in the next few years. She said about 8,000 mobile medical teams with diagnostic equipment had been established in the past 12 months. The 187 mobile diagnostic complexes, which were purchased in 2012, continue to operate, she added.
“The Ministry has drafted and submitted to the Government a concept for the development of the air ambulance service, and regional pilot projects will launch next year. Over 4,500 healthcare institutions are connected to the telemedicine network,” she said.
During her working visit, the Minister was shown air ambulances and mobile medical systems at the Khanty-Mansiisk airport. She visited a hospital in the Lugovskoi rural settlement in the Khanty-Mansiisk District and organised long-distance cardiology consultations with the autonomous area’s Diagnostics and Cardiovascular Surgery Centre cardiology clinic. Ms Skvortsova also visited the regional clinical hospital of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area-Yugra.
Source: Ministry of Healthcare