The Ministry of health expects that by 2024 Russia will have two thousand geriatric

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in photobacteria students in Omsk medical AcademyThe Ministry of health expects that by 2024 Russia will have two thousand geriatric© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

About two thousand specialists of geriatric care should appear in Russia to 2024, said chief freelance specialist-geriatrician Ministry of health of Russia Olga Tkacheva.

Federal project «Older generation» part of a package of national project «Demography», developed in order to implement the presidential decree «On the national goals and strategic objectives development of the Russian Federation for the period up to 2024».

«By 2024, we need to create geriatric service in our country must be 2 thousands of geriatric, geriatric 7 thousand beds, 1.5 thousand geriatric clinics and mobile teams and 68 geriatric centers,» Tkachev said at a roundtable in the state Duma.

«This is the first step we have to do it efficiently and correctly to organise this work in accordance with modern international approaches,» she added.

Tkachev also expressed the hope that in 2019 the funding of geriatric care in the CHI system will be expanded.

«We have a little geriatric, geriatric…so skills among physicians of all specialties, including primary care physicians, is a special topic, so undergraduate and post-graduate geriatric education should be available to all professionals» — says the expert.

She added that currently the training of such specialists is conducted in 19 departments in 19 universities of the Russian Federation and the system of these departments will be expanded.