The main thing for the week

Last week, the Council of the Federation attended to the disappearance of children’s sanatoriums, sold out 10 years ago, health officials again discussed the responsibility of citizens to refusal of vaccination and health care workers is their own safety, to increase which could have an ordinary “panic button”. “Mednovosti” present an overview of recent developments in the field of health.

Missing resorts

The Council of the Federation attended to the disappearance of children’s sanatoriums. The Chairman of the upper house of Parliament Valentina Matvienko has proposed to introduce a legislative ban on conversion and closure of children’s health resorts. As said Matvienko at the meeting of the coordination Council under the President of the Russian Federation on the implementation of the National strategy of actions in interests of children for 2012-2017, the growth in the number of children with disabilities requires the strengthening of measures for the prevention of diseases and provision of sanatorium-resort treatment of the younger generation. According to her, over the last 5 years the number of disabled children in Russia grew 10%, reaching 617 thousand in the country built new health centers and in existing sanatoria overhaul is “minimal”.

“Children’s domestic medicine, with its powerful system of disease prevention and children’s sanatorium-resort complex created in Soviet times, are truly unique. Our task is to continue the best traditions, to achieve even higher quality care to children,” said the Senator.

To continue, however, nothing. During the reform years of the sanatorium-resort complex of the country suffered significant losses. Trade Union organization just closed its resorts, regional and Federal sanatorium privatized, redeveloped and, in the end, is also closed. In the end, of 7431 resorts operating in the country in 1990, in 2014, there are only 1828. Especially bad things with children’s sanatoriums. According to Rosstat, only between 2005 and 2012 in the country ceased to exist 90 children’s sanatoriums. At the beginning of 2013 they were 357. Among them are private organizations, motels regional and departmental subordination.

According to the Deputy Minister of health Tatiana Yakovleva, it is General information about the sanatoria of all forms of ownership, and more accurate information, the Ministry of health does not have a register of the resorts have offices there. This clerk admitted at the meeting for discussion of disability issues on 3 June 2015.

Compulsory vaccination

In anticipation of the flu in the country again talking about the responsibility of citizens for vaccine refusal. Possible changes in the vaccination program, doctors and government officials discussed in the framework of the Russian Congress of “Immuno-biological shield of Russia”. One of the innovations is the introduction of penalties for parents who refused to vaccinate their children. Moreover, speech can go about criminal liability in case of death of the child. If an unvaccinated child will catch a vaccine preventable infection, which is severely disabled, parents can wait for administrative responsibility.

At the beginning of August in 2016 with a proposal to introduce a legal liability for parents who refuse to vaccinate their children was made by the CPS. “We need to do this because our children need to be protected from infections from which they can be protected”, – explained the head of the Department Anna Popova, adding that solutions to problems will be based on the world practice, but to adapt to Russia. Today they are in the discussion stage, but “we need society to be ready for such solutions”, says Popov.

Subsequently, the initiative was supported in the Duma. “While the government is trying to fight educational methods, if not will be able to overcome, then we will introduce responsibility, at least administrative,” said a member of the Duma Committee on family, women and children Alexey Lysakov. And in the Federation Council suggested to make the treatment for people who became ill from the disease, which unreasonably refused to be vaccinated. However, the health Ministry opposed the extreme measures. As recalled, speaking at a Congress of “Immuno-biological shield of Russia”, the head of Department Veronika Skvortsova, vaccination in our country is voluntary. And direct coercion to anything in medicine, nothing good will not.

The Ministry of health is concerned about the expansion of the national vaccination calendar. In particular, the introduction of vaccination against varicella and rotavirus. Now they are vaccinated only for special reasons. According to Skvortsova, vaccination against rotavirus will significantly reduce the incidence among young children: immediately after the introduction of these vaccines – more than 70%, and 90% in a year. However, you first need to find the money. Assessment of the Ministry of health to expand a national calendar for these two positions will require about two years and nearly 17 billion rubles.

Today in the national immunization schedule provides for vaccination against 12 diseases, including the flu, measles, pertussis, diphtheria, tetanus, rubella and hepatitis b Vaccination provided at public expense.

Panic button for the doctor

Disturbing buttons for a call to the police should be in all the clinics and ambulances, said during a round table on the protection of workers, held at the Station of ambulance and emergency care im. Puchkova, the President of the Union of health workers of Moscow Sergey Remizov. This is the requirement of Moscow doctors concerned about the increasing attacks by the inadequate of patients, said Remezov. According to the head physician of Station. Nikolay Puchkov Plavunov, according to official data of law enforcement bodies in Moscow annually recorded about 200 cases of attacks on doctors. “It is time to provide an opportunity for each medical emergency to use the emergency call button to the police,” – said Remizov

Recent measures to protect doctors from violence are discussed at all levels. So, in the state Duma believe that it is necessary to install panic buttons in every office, to increase the level of protection in medical institutions and strengthen accountability for attacks on health workers, equating it with assault on a police officer in the performance of official duties.

Developed by the Ministry of health bill on toughening responsibility for the attack on medical personnel during the exercise of service activities is ready and is pending approval. It is proposed that the sanctions for it will be the same as the attack on the authorities. However, even in the case of the adoption of this law will enter into force only in July 2018. A panic button, which is now in every store, you can install now and use of them will be much greater.

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