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YABLOKOs leader made a speech at the doctors congress

Press Release
November 26, 2010

YABLOKOs leader Sergei Mitrokhin made a speech at the Pirogov Doctors Congress which is taking place in Moscow today.

In the beginning of his speech Sergei Mitrokhin expressed his indignation that officials from the Ministry of Healthcare neglected this representative doctors meeting. It seems to me that this is the most eloquent testimony that the management of our healthcare system is unprofessional, Mitrokhin said.

Sergei Mitrokhin also reiterated that the YABLOKO party had already begun active cooperation with the Russian Medical Association (RMA) headed by Dr.Ashot Sarkisyan.

In spring 2010 the YABLOKO party and the RMA signed a joint Memorandum On the State policies in the field of healthcare and reforming of the healthcare system.

The ideas from our Memorandum will obviously be laid in the basis of the healthcare part of our party programme which we will use not only at the State Duma (parliamentary) elections, but also at elections to representative bodies of all the levels, he added.

Mitrokhin also stressed that he found the idea that the healthcare should focus on the patient doctor relations, rather than demonstrate domination of medical bureaucracy over them very important and fruitful.

According to Mitrokhin, the legacy of the Soviet system enslaves both the patient and the doctor and makes them the serfs of the authorities. The sooner we abolish this dependency, the more chances we have the doctors welfare will rise and the quality of medical services will improve, Mitrokhin said.

You can always rely on the YABLOKO party, as a party defending your interests, Mitrokhin concluded.


See also:

Healthcare reform



Press Release
November 26, 2010

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