A. Tsoy presented An Action Plan to improve the provision of primary health care for 2021-2025

A. Tsoy presented An Action Plan to improve the provision of primary health care for 2021-2025

The Ministry of Health has five priorities to help ensure universal health coverage and access to quality, affordable and safe medicines and vaccines.
To this end, the Ministry approved an Action Plan to improve the provision of primary health care for 2021-2025. The head of the department Alexei Tsoi spoke about this today during a government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Askar Mamin.

As part of the first objective, it is planned to increase the availability and volume of primary health care services through the development of regional centers of best practices, the introduction of new prevention approaches such as Check-Up, the creation of patient-oriented personalized medicine, the expansion of disease management programs by including new nosologies and the introduction of independent nursing practice. The availability of medical care to villagers is ensured by attracting mobile medical complexes with a wide range of diagnostic services and specialists to remote settlements and mobile pharmacies for retail drug supply. It is assumed that rural medical facilities will be equipped with medical equipment.

As part of the second task, it is planned to develop infrastructure and equip PHC organizations. So, settlements with a population of up to 50 people are supposed to be provided with a medical worker without premises, up to 300 people with the opening of medical centers, over 300 people with the opening of feldsher and obstetric centers. The state program for the development of health care for 2020 – 2025 and “Auyl-el besigi” plans to build more than 487 new PHC facilities, which will approximately create an additional 270 jobs.

“More than 600 PHC facilities, including 584 in rural areas, will be covered by major repairs by the end of 2025. To equip PHC organizations, an inventory and development of regional plans will be carried out, ”A. Tsoi said.

The third task is to develop human resources in health care by increasing the salaries of medical workers and improving the qualifications of specialists. In 2021, it is planned to train more than 11 thousand specialists, including 35 abroad. This year, the graduation of specialists from medical universities will be more than 5 thousand, about 3 thousand will be sent to work in the organization of primary health care.

“The deficit of PHC doctors today is 2540, including 848 doctors in the village. With the correct organization of social support, it is possible to consolidate personnel in the field and remove the issue of personnel shortage, ”added A. Tsoi.

As part of the fourth task, work will continue on the further digitalization of PHC, in terms of providing the Internet, integrating medical information systems and developing information technology solutions. Within the framework of the fifth task, it is planned to bring the level of financing of outpatient care to 60% by 2025, by increasing the comprehensive per capita standard and tariffs for medical services.

“Dear Askar Uzakbaevich, the implementation of measures to improve PHC depends on interagency cooperation. To reduce the deficit and provide rural health care personnel, it is necessary to assist local executive bodies to provide young specialists with social guarantees – the provision of lifting allowances, housing, utilities, as well as the allocation of funding for the training of health personnel in order to cover the shortage of personnel in the regions, ” – Minister A. Tsoi.

State and local executive bodies can assist in the construction of outpatient care facilities, equipping with medical equipment, as well as the integration of medical information systems of healthcare organizations with the information systems of the Ministry of Health and the completion of digitalization processes.