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Veronika Skvortsova: Karelia will be included in the number of pilot regions where the project Sustainable Health Center is implemented

In the nearest future, Karelia will be included in the pilot project "Sustainable Health Center," which is being implemented at the initiative of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation and is aimed at improving the health centers' performance. Currently, only three Russian regions are taking part in the project. Today, Veronika Skvortsova, the Russian Minister of Health, informed about this during a working visit to the Republic.

The "Sustainable Health Center" project implies the modernization of the health center services, both for adults and children, and allows to significantly improve the service quality of health care consumers.

The Minister of Health said that the project is aimed at eliminating imperfections in the organizational processes of health centers. In particular, the following changes are planned to be implemented in health centers: the triage of healthy and ill patients, the introduction of a separate healthy child's service and preventative clinic, and the changes in the registrar's work.

"The most important thing is that the health center should meet all state guarantees and deadlines of medical care services by the population," said Veronika Skvortsova.

Currently, the "Sustainable Health Center" project has been launched in three pilot regions: Yaroslavl, Kaliningrad and Sevastopol.

"Today we discussed that Karelia will be included in this pilot project with Artur Parfenchikov, the Head of the Republic. We have specifically checked the adult and children's health centers in Petrozavodsk, so we see all the imperfections that exist in them, and we see huge assets for improving the situation. If we start this process within the next month, it will take 4-5 months for all processes to be restarted and modernized. The clients of these health centers will feel the changes," Veronica Skvortsova noted.

Artur Parfenchikov, the Acting Head of Karelia, thanked the Minister for cooperation and assistance in solving the health problems of the Republic. In particular, with the support of the federal Ministry of Health, a health center will finally be opened in Drevlyanka, thus resolving the issue of an existing long-term construction site there.

"Health care services are in high demand in the growing area of Drevlyanka. According to Veronika Skvortsova, there is a chance that the Federal Ministry will help us in the most rapid implementation of the health center. This will also be an institution of a completely new format. Now we are preparing the documentation for the facility, and we will submit it to the Ministry of Health," Artur Parfenchikov said.

The Head of the Republic also noted that this year the planned enrollment to the medical department in Petrozavodsk State University will be increased in order to address the issue of the medical personnel shortage in the regions of the Republic. According to the Head, this task has been assigned to the Government of Karelia.

"In the nearest future, we will make significant efforts to make medicine in Karelia take a step forward in order to get positive results in all the objectives that modern healthcare sets us," noted Artur Parfenchikov.

During a working trip to Karelia, Veronika Skvortsova, the Minister of Health of Russia, visited two health centers in Petrozavodsk - the adult health center no. 4 in Klyuchevaya and the children's health center no. 2 in Kukkovka. She got acquainted with the work of institutions and met with medical staff.

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