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On the purchase of medical equipment and unemployment benefits

Комитет по социальной политике, здравоохранению, труду, вопросам семьи и детства


Approval of the program for the acquisition of medical equipment and ambulances for health facilities is included to the agenda of the meeting of the relevant committee. Funds for these purposes will be allocated from the Capital Investment Fund. This is over 34 million rubles. Thousands of items are in the list of programs. From manikin for practical training of medical students and examination couches to X-ray apparatus and equipment for ultrasound diagnostics. When forming the list of programs, the orders of the President and the interests of the subordinate institutions were taken into account. Deputies of the Supreme Council took part in the discussion of the program at the Ministry of Health. During the meetings, each item of the proposed list was studied in detail.

For example, X-ray machines in the Dubossary Central District Hospital are physically and morally worn out. The technique, which is about 30-40 years old, does not allow high-quality performing, often fails. According to the deputies of the Committee, in conditions of limited funding, it is important to use resources rationally.

Priorities, according to the Minister of Health, are set. The needs are much higher than the possibilities. Within the program, the ambulance fleet will be updated only by 30%. It is planned to buy 13 cars out of 30. As for the purchase of the equipment, it is planned to send over 16 million rubles for these purposes.

The deputies of the profile committee supported the proposed program and recommended to their colleagues in the deputy corps to consider it in plenary session in two readings at once.

The Committee in the course of the meeting considered amendments to the law "On Employment". The government proposed to change the approach to calculating the amount of unemployment benefits from January 1, 2020. This is an increase in payments to citizens dismissed in connection with liquidation of organization or with reduction in its number. Today, the amount of unemployment benefits is 688.8 rubles. Currently, 3090 unemployed are registered with the Employment Center. At the same time, 3829 vacancies remain free. The presented law-in-draft proposes to change the procedure for setting and deregistration.

Deputies of the Committee on Social Policy consider that the proposed rule may worsen the situation of unemployed citizens and deprive them of their right to choose. Comments will be prepared in the form of amendments for consideration of the law-in-draft in the second reading. So far, the deputies decided to recommend their colleagues in the deputies corps to adopt the law-in-draft in the first reading.