Dialogue with High Commissioner. Right to medical assistance

04 April 2018
Dialogue with High Commissioner. Right to medical assistance

Today, society is concerned about the reform of the health care system that involves liquidation of medical organizations, reduction in the number of employees, therefore citizens are denied the chance to receive timely quality medical care.

I was approached by residents of the Jewish Autonomous Region with a complaint about violation of the right to health care and medical assistance. According to the applicants, the residents of the region face numerous problems of quality and accessibility of medical care, including the lack of medical staff and medical equipment.

In view of the high relevance of these problems, I sent an appeal to the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation. The Ministry of Health of Russia supported my proposals for major repair of the building of the regional state budgetary health care institution «Children’s Regional Hospital». According to the reply received, the necessary funds were provided for this purpose out of the reserve fund of the President of the Russian Federation.

Furthermore, additional measures were taken to resolve the current situation in the region, state contracts for the supply of goods and services necessary for health care were concluded, the number of medical personnel increased, and X-ray computer and magnetic resonance tomography scanners were put into operation in the oncology dispensary. Also, the Government of the Jewish Autonomous Region provides for an increase in lump sum payments in order to attract medical personnel.

In the report on the activity of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation for 2017 special attention is paid to protecting the right to health care and medical assistance. The right to free health care, directly related to the quality of life, ranks first.

The complexity of the situation is also confirmed by the statistics of citizens' appeals to the High Commissioner. According to the statistics, the number of applications received for health care and medical care, after declining in 2015, has increased significantly in 2016 and 2017, and exceeds pre-decline rates by more than third.

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Dialogue with High Commissioner. Right to housing

Dialogue with High Commissioner. Right to housing

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Dialogue with High Commissioner. Assistance in a desperate situation

Dialogue with High Commissioner. Assistance in a desperate situation

09 April 2018

A lot of letters coming to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation contain requests for assistance in desperate situations, for example, when a single woman is left with an infant and she does not know what to do…

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