The authorities of the polar region spoke about the situation in the field of health

© RIA Novosti / Konstantin to Collabourate in fotobanka. Archival photoThe authorities of the polar region spoke about the situation in the field of health© RIA Novosti / Konstantin to Collabourate the image Bank

Power of the Murmansk region under the order of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on providing affordable medical care to the residents of Apatite develop and implement a variety of measures: is the repair of medical building of the hospital, the question comfortable transport accessibility, preparing proposals for new Federal project «Arctic doctor» and more, told RIA Novosti the regional government.

The attention of the country to the hospital in the Kirovsko-apatitskiy district, drew applied to the President on the «straight line» Daria Starikova from the city of Apatity in the Murmansk region, which was diagnosed with cancer the fourth stage. The girl complained of problems in local health care and asked them to solve it. Immediately after a straight line Daria was in intensive care at the district hospital, where on 23 June she was transferred to the regional hospital in Murmansk, and then to Moscow. According to local authorities, Daria has already undergone two courses of chemotherapy.

Not a new problem

In early July, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the framework of execution of instructions given by President Vladimir Putin at the end of «straight line», instructed the health Ministry and the health Ministry jointly with the government of the Murmansk region until August 1 to take measures for providing affordable medical assistance to residents of Apatite.

Power of the Murmansk region explained that many of the «weaknesses» in the health care of the Kirovsko-apatitskiy district was known before. The leaders in the region admit that it is impossible to recover unfinished in 1995, the building of the huge surgical building of the hospital and not put into operation and become useless. However, to provide medical assistance to residents of the Apatite was taken other measures.

As noted in the government, in developing and upgrading medical services in Apatity of regional and local authorities are involved systematically, the most detailed plan was developed and began to be implemented in 2016. «For the completion of complex of works on modernization in the three-year budget includes funds of up to 2019,» — said the Deputy Governor of the Murmansk region Inna Pogrebnyak.

According to local authorities, in the Apatity-Kirov hospitals are functioning polyclinics in the two cities, the distance between which is 17 kilometers. Also have women’s health clinics and dentistry offices, organized day care in children’s and adult clinics. Operate stationary Department of the city hospital.

To attract the «Arctic doctors»

One of the main problems of health in the North – a shortage of medical personnel, recognize the government of the region. Apatity is no exception. According to the Ministry of health, the staffing departments of the hospital in Apatity medical staff is 70,9 %, average medical staff – 95.5 per cent — is higher than in the whole region.

«The Murmansk region government takes measures to attract medical personnel to the hospital. Quotas for working places of doctors in the most in-demand positions: therapist district, neurologist, endocrinologist, working for which are lump-sum cash payment in the amount of 200 thousand rubles, and quarterly cash payments in the amount of 10 thousand rubles to pay for housing and communal services», — have informed in regional Ministry of health.

In addition, the graduates of educational institutions of the cities of Apatity and Kirovsk are sent to targeted training in the medical universities of the northwestern Federal district due to specialties «Medical business» «Pediatrics» and «Stomatology», on conditions that they need after graduation to return to Kirovsk-Apatity hospital. «In 2017, signed 7 agreements on target training in medical schools, including graduates of educational institutions of the city of Apatity — 5 of agreements on target training», — told the Agency.

«The Murmansk region government proposes to consider the possibility of developing the Federal project «Arctic doctor» by analogy with the project «Zemsky doctor», providing a gradual compensatory payment in the amount of 2 million rubles to the doctors, who signed with the medical institution, located in the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation, the contract of employment for a period of not less than 5 years,» said Pogrebnyak.

Medical route

The distance between Kirovsk and Apatite – about 18 kilometers, in the big cities it does not scare anyone, but the inhabitants of Apatite, once accustomed to the hospital in his hometown, the need to go to the next cause of complaint.

The solution to the problem of transport availability to provide medical care was in the list of orders given by the Governor of the region Marina Kovtun. As noted in the government on 11 July in the framework of the agreement between the administration of the apatites and the hospital at night organized a social taxi for transportation home patients, delivered from apatites in the emergency room Kirovsk the ambulance, ambulatory and not in need of hospitalization. Financing is funded from the budget of the city of Apatity.

At the same time in the administration of Apatity and Kirovsk towns we are considering the introduction of travel tickets between cities of a value equal to the cost of travel tickets of intercity routes.

In mid-June, the leadership of the regional Ministry of health held a reception all dissatisfied with medical services in Apatity. According to the Governor, was taken up for consideration 181 treatment that are under control for necessary action.

Repair, equipment, transport

For 2017 it is planned to start the renovation of the medical building in Apatity. The three-storey building area of more than 3.5 thousand square meters is planned to place the therapeutic intensive therapy; multidisciplinary day hospital, including beds for cancer for chemotherapy, endoscopy room, x-ray study, ultrasound study, emergency station with non-stop operation.

«In this case in the framework of public-private partnerships according to the results concluded in may 2016 contract with LLC «frezenius Nefrokea» in the period up to APR 2018 will be organized dialysis center for the treatment of patients with chronic renal failure», — said the representative of the government.

Currently, premises with total area of over thousand square meters, renovations and installation of equipment. In addition, for 2018 it is planned to complete the centralization of clinical laboratories with laboratory studies on a single platform.

In 2017 it is planned to purchase digital remote-controlled x-ray facilities, medical furniture for equipping the dispensary of the district of Kukisvumchorr, infectious Department, the adult outpatient clinic in Apatity.

In addition, in 2017, the company «FosAgro» will purchase four emergency vehicles of categories «b» and «C». According to the regional government, in 2018 – 2019 is planned to repair another medical building. It will be organized by the primary cardiovascular Department with intensive cardiological and neurological patients.