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Medvedev signs instruction on joint national telemedicine systems agreement in EURASEC

February 06, 2014, 10:58 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, February 06. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an instruction on cooperation agreement between members of the Eurasian Economic Community (EURASEC) in establishing and developing joint national telemedicine systems. An appropriate announcement was placed on the government's official website on Thursday.

The document had been drafted by the Russian Ministry of Health and Social Development for the purposes of taking measures to implement Priorities for the Development of EURASEC in 2011-2013 period and for subsequent years. The draft directive had been prepared within the framework of the activities of the Health Care Council to the EURASEC Integration Committee.

Signing of the said agreement will contribute to developing cooperation among EURASEC member-countries in interaction to provide accessible and qualitative medical aid to the population in the territories of signatory states, irrespective of citizens' social status or place of residence.

The draft agreement does not contain other rules apart from those provided for by the legislation of the Russian Federation, and its conclusion will not require changes in the current Federal laws or adoption of new ones.

Compliance with the instruction will not require allocation of additional resources from the Federal budget in excess of those earmarked in the law on Federal budget for a respective year and for the planned period, the announcement on the government's website points out.

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