On November 18, Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk Region Lyudmila Krutilina took part in the annual regional conference on the World Diabetes Day and the 25th anniversary of the Ulyanovsk regional public organization «Diabetes Association».
The main goal of the event was to attract public attention to the problem of diabetes in the region, to encourage patients to have a responsible attitude to their health and the health of their loved ones, to show opportunities and ways to improve the quality of life and to fight against dangerous complications.
During her speech, Lyudmila Krutilina noted the increase in the number of complaints related to the provision of medicines for diabetics. Almost all the appeals found solutions with the help of the Ulyanovsk Region Ministry of Healthcare, Family and Social Welfare.
The regional Commissioner noted the established constructive interaction with the «Diabetes Association» and paid special attention to issues of diabetes prevention, creation of decent living conditions for those who suffer from this disease.
Within the framework of the forum, the Ulyanovsk Regional Center for Medical Prevention organized the work of «health fields»: screening of the body was carried out, including measurement of height, weight, determination of body mass index, measurement of intraocular pressure; moreover, participants of the conference were able to check blood sugar level.
The regional Commissioner’s Office organized free legal advice center. Six persons asked the ombudsperson for legal assistance on the provision of medicines, sanatorium treatment, rendering of financial support. Lyudmila Krutilina placed all the issues under her personal control.
Adapted from the press service of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Ulyanovsk Region