Primary medical care: Shortage of doctors and paramedics


Vladimir Putin held a meeting on upgrading primary care setting, presidential web page reported.

As he noted, in Russia “499 towns and villages with 100 to 2,000 residents were not covered by primary medical care in 2018. Today in primary care there is a shortage of more than 25K doctors and more than 130K paramedics.”

“The equipment that we purchased in 2005–2006, is already outdated. Ambulances are also wearing out. The buildings, for the most part built in Soviet times, have not been renovated or fully repaired,” he pointed out.

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