Agenda: Modernising the regions’ airport network, advancing state procurement contracts for medical vehicles, funding the construction of the Yakut Republican Oncology Centre.
Mikhail Mishustin’s opening remarks:
Good morning, colleagues,
Today, transport sector employees are marking their professional day. Last week, the most advanced solutions and projects that will be moving the industry forward in the next few years were presented at a related forum.
I want to congratulate everyone who is engaged in automotive, railway, air and water transport. I wish for you to continue to achieve good results and improve the interconnectivity of our large country.
The Government continues to improve the transport infrastructure in Russia’s regions.
As the President said, the modernisation of the airport network is a very good stimulus for the development of the regions in general.
As part of the advanced funding, we will allocate 1 billion roubles for the modernisation of two airports, in Dagestan and Yakutia, this year. Makhachkala Airport will receive another runway, and the airport in Olyokminsk will be modernised next year. This will help increase the number of flights and provide more convenient travel.
Let us talk about another important issue related to the healthcare system.
The President has instructed us to purchase mobile medical units for the regions, as well as vehicles with medical equipment. A resolution has been signed for a 100-percent advance on state procurement contracts for purchasing such equipment, which will be signed next year. This resolution will help get these vehicles to the regions more promptly, and importantly, increase the efficiency of spending federal money. To this end, almost 3.7 billion roubles will be allocated before the end of December to deliver over 250 mobile units and vehicles to the regions, including those fitted with equipment for first aid, preventive exams and various tests. They will operate in small communities, which is important for improving the quality and accessibility of medical care.
There is another resolution. The Government pays a great deal of attention to the prevention and treatment of complicated diseases, including cancer. At the President’s instructions, a relevant federal project is being implemented; it includes the creation of needed infrastructure in the regions, improvement of the process and methods for providing medical assistance, holding system-wide research, and other measures.
Only recently, in early November, a new building for the Dima Rogachev Centre was opened. The President visited it. The Yakut Republican Oncology Centre with a radiology department will be completed soon. The centre includes an outpatient clinic with a capacity of over 200 visits per shift, and a hospital for 180 beds. This important facility is close to completion. We will provide 1.26 billion roubles to open it before the end of the year and offer citizens a wide range of medical services, including high-tech procedures.
Overall, it is necessary to continue doing everything in our power to prevent and detect such diseases at early stages and improve the accessibility of advanced specialised assistance for the residents of all Russian regions.