Rosatom Launches Healthcare Project

17 July 2019 (11:18)

UrBC, Moscow, July 17, 2019. Rosatom Corporation is launching a new social welfare project called Right to Health. The Basics of Efficient Patient-Doctor Interaction for Nuclear Industry Towns. The project aims to improve the quality of healthcare and enhance both patients’ and doctors’ legal literacy. Between July 2019 and March 2020, the project will get implemented in Sverdlovsk Region and Chelyabinsk Region towns where Rosatom runs its member enterprises: Novouralsk, Lesnoy, Ozersk, Snezhinsk, Trekhgorny, and Zarechny, the company’s press service reports.

‘When people are not fully aware of their rights as patients, they may fail to receive the state insurance-covered healthcare in full. Besides, doctors and patients do not always have full information as to what kinds of medical services there are and in what way these services must be provided. The project Rosatom’s Healthcare Committee experts have developed is expected to improve the quality of patient-doctor interaction in the towns where Rosatom operates by teaching the legal basics in the healthcare sector,’ the press service says.

The project is being carried out by the All-Russian Patients’ Union, with funding supplied by the Presidential Grant Foundation. A hotline will be created for both the patients and the doctors in the towns involved, and a legal advice network will be provided for both. Six round table discussions on improving the healthcare system-patient communication will get held a well.

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