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MOSCOW, October 5 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will open in Moscow on Friday the first national congress of Russian doctors and will hand state awards to healthcare workers who have made significant contribution to the country’s health sphere, the press service of the RF government reported.
The congress is expected to bring together over 5,700 participants - doctors from all Russian regions, representing all medical specialties from both state and private medical establishments, both practitioners and physicians – veterans of the sector. It is planned to adopt on the forum results a resolution that will highlight the role of the medical community in the formation of the single prophylactic environment and the introduction of and new technologies of health management.
The congress participants are expected to discuss ways to improve the accessibility and quality of healthcare services, problems of healthcare in small towns, the protection of children’s health, as well as conditions of the professional activities of doctors and professional ethics problems.
The main tasks of the first Russian congress of doctors are the consolidation of the medical community, the formation of corporate responsibility of physicians for the health of the population and the country’s healthcare system. The congress’ other objectives are to trace the continuity of epochs and generations in the healthcare system and to characterise the processes that have occurred in the industry since the early 1990’s.
Such medical congresses in the country have been held only twice - in 1925 the All-Union congress of district physicians was held, and in 1988 – the All-Union Congress of Physicians.