Russian regions will additionally receive over 7.3 billion rubles to support polyclinics operating under the compulsory medical insurance system (CMI). This order was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
“Due to the nature of the course of the disease, people are more likely to seek treatment at polyclinics, and the main burden falls on the outpatient network,” rubles Mishustin said at a government meeting on January 27. – In such difficult conditions, it is important to ensure its stable operation.
According to him, due to such funding, primary assistance will continue to be provided free of charge, under the CHI policy.
“I ask the Ministry of Health to make sure that the territorial compulsory health insurance funds receive federal transfers as soon as possible,” Mishustin ordered.
In the medical community, the news about the allocation of money to the regional link was greeted with approval.
– Additional funds for regional medicine are very much needed, and I think they will be used mainly to attract additional personnel, – said Director of the Institute of Health Economics, National Research University Higher School of Economics Larisa Popovich. – But we all need to understand that doctors are already working for wear and tear, many drop out due to illness, there is already a personnel reserve, but it is close to exhaustion. They retrain pharmacists, attract senior students of medical universities, volunteers. In this situation, I think that people themselves should understand the responsibility, protect themselves, not infect themselves and others. But with such an understanding, our people are not yet as good as we would like.