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On April 1, a pilot project for the prevention of occupational diseases starts in Russia. Its first participants will be employees of the aviation and railway transport. The decree on this was signed by the Chairman of the Government Mikhail Mishustin.

Within the framework of the project, medical examinations of workers will be organized in order to identify those who have early signs of occupational diseases. These employees will undergo preventive treatment in the rehabilitation centers of the Social Insurance Fund. The duration of such treatment will be 18 days. For this period, employees will be given additional paid leave. In addition, they will be reimbursed for the cost of travel to the place of preventive treatment and back.

The project will be financed by the Social Insurance Fund. The federal budget has already allocated more than 18.5 million rubles for this.

Information about the results of treatment will be reflected in the information systems of medical organizations participating in the pilot project. Based on these data, the health status of workers will be monitored and the effectiveness of the pilot project and the feasibility of extending it to other employers will be assessed.

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