The President declared that Russia needs to create a unified national system of high-tech medical care that integrates the hospitals funded by various departments and the municipal and private clinics.
Vladimir Putin called for clearly defining the priorities for the development of high-tech medical care. These priorities should include the availability of modern medicine for children (from their first days of life) and of reproductive technologies, developing the domestic production of medical equipment and medicines, and increasing the use of nanotechnology in medicine.
As the President took stock of the meeting’s results, he noted that the construction of 15 new national high-technology medical centres in the Russian regions represents an obvious step towards modernising the whole health care system.
Vladimir Putin, First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitrii Medvedev and Health and Social Development Minister Tatiana Golikova visited the new high-tech centre for cardiovascular surgery in Penza.
This is one of three centres designed to provide high-tech medical care that will start operating in the near future within the framework of the national project on health care.
The centre consists of a clinic which can accommodate 170 patients, including 20 children, in eight different sections. Modern technologies for diagnosis prior to the operation will be used in the clinic as well as a number of technologies designed to help reduce the amount of time patients remain in the clinic following their operation.