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Shortage of Doctors Announced by Moscow Region Authorities


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Moscow, March 13 – The press service of the governor and the government of the region reports that the shortage of medical personnel in the Moscow region is currently about 1,700 general practitioners and narrow specialists, while in 2022 the number of doctors in the region will increase by almost a thousand. .
Moscow Region Governor Andrei Vorobyov held a meeting on Monday, which was attended by members of the regional government, as well as heads of city districts and chief doctors via videoconference.
“Last year we made great progress, we had a positive balance – in addition to 567 doctors and 390 nurses. This year there is a shortage of about 1,700 general practitioners and narrow specialists. Our task is for us, everyone is in their place,” said Vorobyov, who was mentioned His words in the letter, “continue to actively engage in recruiting doctors.”

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According to the press service, now 113,000 people work in the health care system of the Moscow region, including 25,000 doctors and 48,000 nurses. The most demanded specialties among doctors are, in particular, a neurologist, ophthalmologist, ultrasound doctor, otolaryngologist and pediatric dentist.
“If in 2021 we had 23 metropolitan areas in the“ red ”in terms of employment, today there are 12. Moreover, a number of municipalities show significant growth – these are Mytishchi, Volokolamsk, Dzerzhinsky, Naro-Fominsky, Dolgoprudny, in general, the most Prosperous in terms of employment are the cities of Shatura, Serebryanye Prudy, Klin, Stupino, Lyubertsy and Kolomna, ”the words of the Minister of Health of the Moscow Region Alexei Sabanyuka are quoted in the message.
The press service noted that the Dolgoprudny Central City Hospital is among the leaders in terms of the number of procedures to support doctors and the dynamics of staffing. During the year, the hospital attracted 30 doctors and 30 nurses, and 165 employees benefited from regional support measures. Also, the city district administration provides additional assistance to doctors, for example, it provides a one-time allowance of 115 thousand rubles to district pediatricians and therapists and scholarships for students of targeted education.

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