Deputies of the Senate Committee on Social and Cultural Development and Science held a visiting session in the village of Arshaly, Akmola Region, where they discussed issues of improving the quality of public health care, human resource policy and digitalization in health care.
The meeting was chaired by the Secretary of the Committee Nariman Toregaliev and attended by senators, Vice-Minister of Health, the Management of the Social Health Insurance Fund, representatives of local executive bodies, as well as executives of health organizations of Akmola Region and the Arshaly Central District Hospital.
The key objective of the visiting session of senators is to study the state of rural health, in particular staffing of hospitals, their material and technical equipment, as well as familiarization with the social support measures for physicians by the local Akimat.
In his welcoming speech, Nariman Toregaliev pointed out that the issues of public health are under special control of the Head of State. Also Senator announced a number of systematic problems of social protection of medical staff, staff shortage and the need for further development of transport medicine for the rural population.
"The Head of State has instructed to develop and adopt a package of additional measures aimed at creating an effective system of social support for medical workers and their legal protection. However, the implementation of these instructions is unreasonably delayed. Today, the shortage of doctors in the country is 7,072 staff units. There is a shortage of specialists, primarily ultrasound technicians, neonatologists and obstetricians. Over the past year, 284 obstetrician-gynecologists were dismissed. The reason for their dismissal is low wages," said the Deputy.
Representatives of the branch Ministry and local executive bodies also made presentations during the meeting. The meeting participants also discussed the ways to solve the existing problems.
(Senate Press Service, 74-72-27)