How new technologies and equipment in medicine save lives?
The current epidemiological situation has shifted the focus from the work of doctors not related to coronavirus. At the same time, technologies continue to improve, and new advanced solutions for helping people are appearing in Tatarstan.
Online medicine as a solution
The development of telemedicine is one of these solutions that came in particularly handy during the pandemic. Through it, remote assistance is provided not only in the republic, but also abroad. Technologies give the opportunity to conduct an online examination, consultation, make a diagnosis and determine treatment. The telemedicine service works around the clock, and this is especially important for specialists in the districts. Conditionally, when only one doctor, obstetrician or paramedic on duty can help a patient in a remote locality, the specialist can quickly contact his colleagues to jointly decipher the tests and prescribe treatment.
The creation and implementation of an automated information management system for ambulance and disaster medicine is carried out under the national project Healthcare. By 2023, this work in the republic should result in the centralised system “Telemedicine consultations”.
Both for elderly and for children
Within the framework of the same national project, the republic continues to update the material and technical base, supply hospitals with equipment for neurosurgeons, vascular surgeons, traumatologists and other specialists. The amount of funding is estimated in the hundreds of millions of rubles.
What is important, changes are also taking place in the sphere of providing assistance to the most vulnerable categories of citizens — pensioners. For example, in Kazan, the geriatric centre received modern equipment for operations and rehabilitation last year.
Equipment modernization in Tatarstan affects not only the capital of the republic. In Naberezhnye Chelny, for example, at the end of 2019, the Kama Children's Medical Centre received a new digital x-ray diagnostic complex RENEX-RC.
Tatarstan in search of technologies
Modernization of the healthcare system in Tatarstan has been going on for 10 years. Over this time, billions of rubles have been invested in infrastructure, but the republic still has a lot to do to ensure that medical care is provided to residents quickly and efficiently.
If we talk about the introduction of new technologies, solutions at the level of the government of the Republic of Tatarstan are designed to help their development. Such, for example, was the opening of the medical industrial park Pharmedpolis with a total area of 36,000 square metres on the territory of the Kazan Expo exhibition centre. The centre is engaged in the development of the national medical industry, commercialisation of new technologies in healthcare.
Investments of the largest companies in Tatarstan play an important role in the development of the system. Thanks to them, for example, more than 220 million rubles were invested in the overhaul and re-equipment of the polyclinic No. 1 at Nizhnekamskneftekhim. These funds were used to purchase the latest medical equipment: the universal digital x-ray system Examion, GE Logic S7 ultrasound devices of expert class, IT equipment — hardware, software and intelligent software, and much more.
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