Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
MOSCOW, November 9 (Itar-Tass) —— The Russian government will expand medicine supply to the population as part of the healthcare development programme until 2020.
Under the programme, an additional 120 billion roubles will be allocated to this end annually from 2016, Health Minister Veronika Skvortsova said.
“There is a whole sub-programme in the healthcare development programme that deals with medicine supply. It provides substantial funding, primarily for outpatient treatment,” Skvortsova said.
As before, children under the age of 3 are provided with medicines at the expense of the budget. There are also people who are entitled to various benefits. “One of the major tasks is to provide medicines to children and elderly people,” the minister said.
In the future, adults who are not entitled to benefits will be able to seek 50-percent compensation for their medical expenses depending on how they keep up their health: whether they have addictions and whether they pass regular medical examination. This will not apply to children and elderly people.
“While now the state spends 90 billion roubles from the federal budget to provide for people entitled to benefits and regions in aggregate spend even more, the programme will provide additional funding in the amount of 120 billion roubles,” Skvortsova said. This will bring the overall expenditures on medicine supply to more than 200 billion roubles.