Chairman of the Supreme Council Alexander Korshunov, vice-speaker of the Parliament Galina Antyufeyeva, the Head of the Committee on Social Policy, Health, Labor, Family and Childhood Affairs Sergey Cheban, Deputies Mikhail Burla, Victor Guzun, Sergey Pisarenko - are among the participants of the first Pridnestrovian medical forum.
Its beginning was preceded by a short video about the current state of the Pridnestrovian health system. The most painful points of our medicine that needs treatment.
Participants and guests of the medical forum were welcomed by Minister of Health Alexei Tsurcan and Prime Minister Alexander Martynov, who read out the President’s welcoming address. The President noted that "maintaining the health of citizens is a priority for the state".
A greeting telegram was received from the Russian Ministry of Health.
In the speeches of the Heads of state authorities, participants in the ensuing discussion, both the problems existing in medicine and the ways to solve them were identified. An action plan has been drawn up for the next three years. It includes training and professional development of personnel, increasing the level of remuneration for their labor, updating medical equipment (50-60 million rubles are allocated annually from the budget for these purposes), and repairing medical facilities. The lack of investment in human capital, which gave rise to personnel shortages, the forum participants recognized as one of the biggest mistakes made. At present, 1800 people are working as healers of our bodies and souls. There are not enough 70 pediatricians, 60 general practitioners, 50 emergency doctors, 50 district doctors. Many of the current workers have crossed the retirement line.
The state intends to support physicians from among young specialists. Currently, the Supreme Council is considering a targeted program on state support for youth and young families, which is designed to solve the notorious housing issue.
The panel discussion that opened the medical forum was dedicated to the presentation of the Pridnestrovian Healthcare Development Concept. They called it symbolically: "Breaking the vicious circle". The speaker was Yevgeny Kuzmin, Deputy Minister of Health.
The shortage of personnel in the primary care sector, the burden on the remaining district physicians increased, and the quality and effectiveness of treatment decreased. The main idea of the Pridnestrovian Healthcare Development Concept, presented during the forum, is precisely to strengthen primary medical care by attracting district and family doctors. This is a long-term process, but we need to start it now.