Putin instructed to increase funding for the purchase of medical equipment

© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin during an annual big press conferencePutin instructed to increase funding for the purchase of medical equipment© RIA Novosti / Ramil to Setdiscoverable the image Bank

Russian President Vladimir Putin said at his annual press conference, which instructed the Russian government to increase funding for procurement of drugs and medical equipment, including for the treatment of cancer patients.

«The amount of money allocated (for the purchase of drugs and medical equipment – ed.) are insufficient. I have already given instructions to the government: we will increase the amount of money allocated to the appropriate medication, including, pain medicine, and increase the amount of money for the purchase of necessary equipment, including for those people who need to use this equipment at home,» — said Putin.

According to him, at that time the average life expectancy has increased in Russia from 65 to nearly 73 years, the number of people suffering from serious diseases, increases.

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