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Introduction by Mikhail MishustinReport by Mikhail Murashko

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Mikhail Mishustin: Good afternoon, dear colleagues!

Government House, Moscow

Opening remarks by Mikhail Mishustin at a meeting of the Presidium of the Coordination Council to combat the spread of coronavirus infection

The situation with the coronavirus in our country continues to be difficult. The infection is spreading, the number of cases is growing. This creates an additional burden on doctors and the entire staff of hospitals and clinics. The costs of drugs and medical devices that patients need have increased. In this situation, it is especially important to support our health care system.

An order was signed on the direction of funds from the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund to provide assistance to patients with coronavirus infection and people with suspicion of it. This is 25 billion rubles. Additional investments will ensure the stability of the compulsory health insurance system. At least 700 thousand hospitalizations for covid will be carried out at the expense of these funds. People will continue to receive treatment completely free of charge – under the compulsory medical insurance policy – in all regions of the country. This decision was made during the annual report to the State Duma. Last week

discussed the topic with the heads of leading medical institutions.

Meeting participants

List of participants in the meeting of the Presidium of the Coordinating Council under the Government to combat the spread of the new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation, June 26, 2021

Another 25 billion rubles will go to the provision of specialized, including high-tech, assistance provided by federal medical organizations. Operations are carried out there for people with serious illnesses using modern technologies and techniques. Such medical care should continue to be available to citizens. For many, this is not just a matter of preserving health, but saving lives.

These are the first tranches from part of the remaining funds of the Federal Compulsory Medical Insurance Fund to support our health care. The uninterrupted operation of hospitals and clinics is an important factor in the fight against coronavirus.

The spread of infection continues throughout the world, and the speed is increasing. Including due to the emergence of new mutations of the virus – the media write about this in sufficient detail. Regional authorities should carefully monitor the situation with the disease almost around the clock and take timely measures to protect people. It is necessary to maintain a high level of testing for covid in order to identify the infected and provide them with assistance as soon as possible.

Meeting of the Presidium of the Coordination Council under the Government to combat the spread of new coronavirus infection in the Russian Federation

But it is better not to wait for the test to show a positive result, but to get vaccinated. Vaccination rates have accelerated significantly. Now you need to make sure that there are enough drugs. We have a vaccine supply. It is important to deliver it to all regions of the country on time. Also, the work of vaccination points should be organized as conveniently as possible for citizens. This applies to both the time of their work and the location.

I would like to ask Mikhail Albertovich Murashko to report on the situation with the spread of coronavirus in the regions. And most importantly, how prepared are the regional medical institutions? What about the bed fund? And how is vaccination going in general?

Mikhail Murashko: Dear Mikhail Vladimirovich! Dear Colleagues!

To date, the number of patients receiving assistance in medical organizations is at the level of September 2020 and February 2021. The number of currently observed patients is 570,103 people. Of these, 76% receive assistance on an outpatient basis, and 138 thousand people are in inpatient conditions.

I would like to note that a total of 173,000 beds have been deployed in our country today. That is, there are a sufficient number of beds. We are actually going ahead of the number of incoming patients today.

Last week, we noted delays in additional deployments in two regions. Today they have been eliminated.

For sick patients. The picture of the sick has changed somewhat. I would like to note this in my report. If in the first and second waves we stated mainly the disease in people over 40 years old and over 60 years old – these were the dominant groups, but today the number of sick people at the age of 26–40 years has noticeably increased. It is the most covid-affected category today and has grown by over 26% among this category.

Therefore, this part of the population especially needs preventive measures, in particular, vaccination.

The demand for beds is increasing, and we have now provided 40% of their growth. At the same time, while re-profiling the beds, we closely monitor that cardiac care, oncological care, obstetric care and a number of other emergency services work without interruption.

Of the total number of hospitalized today, 12% are in serious condition. There are enough resuscitation beds. We use less than 15% of the total resource of beds with artificial lung ventilation.

To be continued …

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