Atlas Health of Russia "has shown that the national project" Health "failed
The new atlas "Healthy Russia", prepared under the direction of Leo Bokeria heart surgeon, is a disappointing conclusion: the national project "Health" is not able to improve the quality of health care. One in three hospitals and a third of the countrys health centers are damaged or in need of repair and reconstruction. Also, there remains the problem of heterogeneity of regions in terms of funding and availability of services, writes Nezavisimaya Gazeta.
This atlas will publish in the forum opened, "Health of the Nation – the basis of prosperity of Russia", organized by the Health Ministry and the organization "League of health of the nation" . Atlas has collected a huge statistical database as a modern health system Russia.
So, as regional disparities in state funding, the difference between the regions in terms of per capita state funding in some cases up to 6.5 times. Almost 54 regions fall into the group with low per capita state funding, that is, there is per capita government allocates less 5,000-7,000 rubles. In this list proved to Tomsk, Kostroma, Magadan, Arkhangelsk and Rostov, Bryansk, Pskov, Vladimir region, Altai, Tuva, Sakha. Best financing in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Tyumen and Moscow regions, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug. There are more than Rs 12000-15000. per person.
Regard to access to health services, the worst in the Chechen Republic, Ingushetia, Kurgan, Kaliningrad, Tula region, where 10,000 of the population accounts for less than 30 physicians. But more than 60 doctors per 10,000 people can be found only in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Chukotka Autonomous District and North Ossetia. At the same time, in the near future, experts expect staffing imbalance: by 2012 there will be an acute shortage of cardiologists, ophthalmologists.
State building health facilities also does not inspire confidence. Of the 6,000 hospitals (more than 22,000 buildings) and nearly 10,000 clinics (about 19,000 buildings) 36% of hospitals and 29.5% of clinics are damaged or needs renovation and repair. So, even a decent national project funding does not help the situation.