Sverdlovsk Region Authorities to Direct 130m RUR to Healthcare

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, August 7, 2017. Over 130m RUR will be directed from the obligatory medical insurance fund to finance Sverdlovsk Region’s clinics. The decision was made at the obligatory medical insurance committee’s recent meeting, Sverdlovsk Region Information Policy Department reports.

‘This increase in funding was made possible due to extra money allocated from Sverdlovsk Region’s budget in June. Nearly 50% of the subsidized amount (954m RUR) will be transferred to our outpatient medical units before the end of the year. We believe this will both make primary medical care more accessible and support smaller clinics and medical units in the area’s remote locations,’ says Director of Sverdlovsk Region Obligatory Medical Insurance Fund Valeriy Shelyakin.

In addition to regular city and village hospitals, children’s clinics will also get extra funding. Their so-called per capita quotas will rise to 411 RUR a month per every child patient registered with the clinic, regardless of whether this child comes to see a doctor or not.


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