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Ministry of National Economy: Intermediate values of the Densaulyk State Program were achieved for all indicators by the end of 2017

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During today’s Government meeting chaired by Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev, Minister of National Economy reported on the results of monitoring of the implementation of the Densaulyk Healthcare Development State Program for 2016-2019.

According to the speaker, the Ministry of National Economy monitors or assesses the implementation of state and government programs on an annual basis. 2017 is the second year of the implementation of the Densaulyk Healthcare Development State Program for 2016-2019, therefore this year the implementation of the Program is monitored.

In total, the Program provides for 3 target indicators, 36 outcome indicators, 123 measures, including 47 with a deadline of 2017. At the end of 2017, intermediate values were achieved for all indicators.

In general, the preliminary monitoring of the implementation of the Program has shown its effectiveness, as evidenced by the improvement of the basic medical and demographic indicators. Under the plan for 2017 to increase the life expectancy of the population to 72.2 years, the final result in fact was 72.41. With regards to the population health index, under the plan for 2017 to reach 18%, the final result was 25.2%. The level of population satisfaction with the quality of medical services was 46.0%, which is 4 points higher than the plan figure. According to current data, in January-December 2017 investments in fixed assets in healthcare increased 1.4 times – from 61 billion tenge in 2016 up to 91 billion tenge. The share of healthcare in the GDP structure remained at the level of the previous year and amounted to 1.9%.

At the same time, the Minister of National Economy singled out a number of points, which must be focused on first. Thus, the issue of reducing maternal and infant mortality remains urgent.

The standards of treatment and rehabilitation of oncological diseases require improvement. In connection with the implementation of CSMI, the issue of the insufficiency of the level of the information and communication infrastructure of health care, as well as the computer literacy of medical workers, remains urgent.

The problems of rural health care, such as the underdeveloped infrastructure, facilities and resources, the lack of medical workers and staff turnover, as well as the untimely provision of medicines due to geographical remoteness, have not been fully addressed.

In this regard, the Program should provide for additional measures aimed at improving the medical and demographic situation and the health status of the population, � T. Suleimenov summed up.

In the course of the discussion, reports were made by regional Akims: North Kazakhstan – K. Aksakalov, Mangystau – E. Tugzhanov, Pavlodar – B. Bakauov, Deputy Akim of East Kazakhstan region Sh. Baibekov, Astana Akim A. Issekeshev.

In summation, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev noted that the tasks set by the program have been achieved over the past year, and the basic indicators of public health have been improved. The Head of State in his Address set a number of specific tasks to improve the health of the population, the implementation of which the Government needs to ensure this year.

The Ministry of Healthcare should especially thoroughly prepare for the implementation of the compulsory social medical insurance system.

Another important issue is the provision of medicines.

B. Sagintayev noted that the Head of State has tasked to increase the availability and effectiveness of medical assistance through the introduction of e-healthcare. This issue will be the subject of a separate consideration at the Government meeting in April this year.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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