The government announced measures to improve the quality of life of Russians

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite in photobacteria the government House. Archival photoThe government announced measures to improve the quality of life of Russians© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Mackinderite the image Bank

The government developed the national project «Demography» to improve the quality of life of Russians.

The program includes Federal projects «Financial support for families with children», «a nursery — promoting the employment of women», «Older generation», «Strengthening public health» and «the New physical culture of the population».

The total funding of the project will amount to more than 3.5 trillion rubles.

The older generation and the promotion of health

In the framework of the state program, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev urged to shape the environment for active aging.

He noted that the Russians need to create the conditions under which they are not just going to live longer and lead an active, full and decent life.

«First of all necessary health care for older people. This means that all kinds of health problems, we should strive to identify the early stages, this should be increased to the extent of the clinical examination, follow-up,» explained he.

The Prime Minister also added that in each region it is necessary to create geriatric centers and make the system of social services and care for older people modern and comfortable.
Thus, the project included measures to eliminate queues in welfare for the elderly: nursing homes, psychoneurological boarding schools and geriatric centers.

In addition, the government plans to extend tax privileges on profits for establishments of social service before the end of 2020. Now the profit tax for organizations such reset.

Supporting families and promoting employment

In addition, the project «Demography» assumes further support families, including targeted transfers, maternity capital and a preferential mortgage.

Medvedev noted the importance of Russian family was more in its composition, as well as to grow the birth rate, especially in regions with a difficult demographic situation.

The Minister of labour and social protection Maxim Topilin in his turn, said that about 30 thousand women who are on leave to care for a child, every year will participate in the program for training, retraining and advanced training.

Part of the national project will be the promotion of employment and creation of additional places in kindergartens, the official said. He recalled that the objective is to make more than 250 thousand new places in 2021.

Also Topilin said that from 2020 to retrain women out of the Federal budget is planned to allocate 1.5 billion rubles.

In addition, women will be able to get grants to open group child care. According to the Minister, the money will be allocated for the development of facilities in order to meet standards for working with children.
This measure is due to the need for the emergence of kindergartens in the regions, but «they can’t build wherever the need is a need,» said Topilin.

Normative conditions for this program are planned in 2019-2020.