Today, as part of his working trip to the East Kazakhstan region, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev visited the emergency medical care hospital in Semey to get acquainted with the ongoing work to improve the quality of healthcare in the region.

During the visit to the hospital, Bakytzhan Sagintayev got acquainted with the quality of medical services. The operating department was visited, as well as the emergency room, where, according to the head of the regional health department M. Shoranov, a new Triage system was introduced. Innovations aim at speeding up the delivery of medical care. In the emergency room, a multi-level system has been introduced, which, depending on the color, shows doctors and medical staff the locations of patients with different complications of diseases. This allows prioritizing the delivery of the necessary medical care to critical patients. The hospital is also equipped with modern medical equipment. In just 8 months of this year, about 9 thousand patients were treated.

The Triage-system is the distribution of patients into groups, based on the need in the primary and homogeneous medical services. Patients are divided into three "corridors", depending on the type of treatment and the severity of the condition: from emergency to planned hospitalization. This allows clearly and quickly providing medical care for critical patients, that is, one can immediately provide resuscitation, defibrillation of the heart, etc. The corridors do not overlap, which is of great importance for maintaining the sanitary and epidemiological condition at the facility and preventing spread of pathogens of various infectious diseases.

Here, the Prime Minister was informed about the implementation in the region of the state program "Densaulyk" and the Comprehensive Plan to improve the efficiency of the health care system of the East Kazakhstan region for 2017–2019. In particular, about the digitalization of health care in the region, deregulation of the sphere, the development of PPP and the private services sector, as well as plans to accomplish the tasks set by the Head of State in the Address to the people “Growing Welfare of Kazakh Citizens: Increase in Income and Quality of Life”, which defined the quality of medical services as the most important component of social well-being of the population.

Currently, more than 4 thousand doctors and about 11.5 thousand average medical workers work in the state medical institutions of the region. In order to provide the region with qualified personnel, social support is provided for graduates of medical universities. At the same time, young professionals who arrive in rural areas are provided with social support. For example, under the program “With a diploma - to the village!” 40 specialists were paid a one-time resettlement allowance and 12 doctors were given a preferential loan for housing. As part of the “Employment Roadmap 2020” program, doctors were provided with housing in Ust-Kamenogorsk.

The Head of the Department of Healthcare of the East Kazakhstan region, M. Shoranov, reported that there are the Center for Robotized Surgery, the Center for Transplantology, and the Insult Center in the region to provide patients with high-tech medical care. In addition, it is planned to implement projects in the field of neurosurgery and hematology. In general, according to the Akimat, by the end of 2019 all medical organizations in the region in priority areas will be equipped with modern world-class medical equipment.

As part of the digitalization of the health care system, 100% of the state and 97.4% of independent medical organizations have implemented medical information systems. 100% of employees are trained to work with the information systems of the Ministry of Healthcare. Digital literacy posts have been created at the registration desks of medical organizations to explain to patients and provide assistance in installing and applying new mobile applications. By the end of the year, 30% of urban and 15% of rural medical organizations are to be covered with mobile applications. At the same time, from July 1, there will be a transition to paperless management of medical records.

It should be noted that currently six projects are being implemented via PPP in the East Kazakhstan region. In addition, much attention is paid to the development of private medicine. Thus, 47% of medical organizations in the region that provide guaranteed free medical care are private.

www.primeminister.kz

Published: 10 October 2018

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