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MOSCOW, January 31 (Itar-Tass) - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has issued an instruction confirming a concept of the pursuance of a State policy for a period until 2020 and for a longer term. The concept is aimed at eliminating diseases linked with the impact of asbestos-containing dust.
A government press service official told Itar-Tass on Thursday that the Premier's instruction also confirms a plan of measures to implement the concept with a view to protecting the health of the population and workers who contact asbestos-containing materials which are widely used in construction.
The plan enables 100 percent of asbestos contacting workers to get medical examinations for an early detection of asbestos-induced diseases, and provides for the study of the use of various forms of asbestos and their impact on human health condition.
Provision is also made for the elaboration and implementation of programmes for a stage-by-stage reduction in and elimination of the incidence of asbestos-linked diseases in Russia's regions where asbestos is mined and enriched (Sverdlovsk and Orenburg Regions).
The coordination and monitoring of the implementation of the said plan are assigned to the Russian Ministry of Health.