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Monday, October 24, 2016

Health protection of mother and child in the budget was reduced in 3 times

In the next three years the government intends three times to reduce the budget program “health of the mother and child”, according to RBC with reference to the explanatory note to the law on the budget of the Russian Federation.

photo: Natalia Muslinkina

Already in 2017 must pass a twofold reduction in spending on appropriate goals: instead of the 4.7 billion they will spend 2.1 billion.

In all, over the next three years the program will be able to save more than 11 billion roubles, financing will be reduced from 17.5 to 6.1 billion.

However, as stated in the explanatory note, the money for the health of mothers and their children can be taken from other health programs: for example, due to the “Improvement of rendering specialized, including high-tech medical care.”

However, the last budget of the programme also needs to undergo a serious decline: if in the current year it provided 154,1 billion, in the next — 57,6 billion rubles. To compensate for the money expected from the Fund of obligatory medical insurance.

Read about the General decrease in consumption of medicine.

Experts suggest that cuts in funding of the health program is due to the fact that now completed the construction of a number of perinatal centres, but note that the money is still needed, in particular, the purchase of drugs against HIV for women and children, already born with this disease. The total reduction in budget is due to anticipated budget deficit.

On the background of multiple reduce national health spending military spending of the Russian Federation are reduced by only 6%.


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