Prisoners «sailor’s silence» will be treated with the help of telemedicine

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In the Metropolitan detention center «Matrosskaya Tishina» will launch a pilot project on rendering medical aid to prisoners using telemedicine, said at a press-conferences the chief of UFSIN in Moscow, Sergei Moroz.

«From 1 January 2018 comes into effect a law on telemedicine. We plan to launch the pilot project on the basis of our hospitals on the territory of the SIZO «Matrosskaya Tishina». We plan many questions when consulting a doctor, it is possible to arrange in the remote access mode, to solve with this project,» said frost.

According to him, sometimes to meet the needs of prisoners and prisoners do not have enough doctors, and then the management of the institutions of the penal correction system addresses in the capital’s hospitals, where they are not denied care. However, telemedicine will allow us to solve almost 30% of requests for medical assistance, he said.

«First of all it concerns the field of endocrinology, some of the issues of therapy,» explained frost.

Also the chief of UFSIN has informed that in Moscow remand prison has decreased the mortality rate in 2017 was 19 deaths, from diseases, 11, from suicide — 2, and other reasons — 6. Last year, deaths were down by 10.

According to the law on tele-health, introduces the possibility of medical care with the use of telemedicine technologies, through consultation and consultation, providing remote interaction between doctors, doctor-patient or legal representative, as well as remote monitoring of the health status of the patient.