Penza delegation studies Kazakhstan healthcare reform experience
Penza, 30 March 2016. PenzaNews. The delegation from the Penza region headed by the governor Ivan Belozertsev has studied the experience of managing a healthcare system reform in Kazakhstan on example of the Astana polyclinic on Wednesday, March 30.
The delegation visited the polyclinic building, inspected the equipment in medical offices, and spoke to the staff.
According to the presentation, the visiting patients are divided into categories – adults, children and pregnant women – before the actual entry, as each category has its own appointment desk and a set of departments.
Any patient can sign up for a medical examination both by phone and online.
The system is designed to create a “green corridor” for the patient and eliminate queues by making patients visit doctors strictly at the time of appointment.
“The big investments in the healthcare field in Astana are apparent. They built a modern polyclinic with good equipment and skilled staff. The Penza region also works on modernizing the healthcare system. We built a federal cardiovascular surgery center and a hospital for veterans, we are repairing polyclinics, building the perinatal center, buying cutting-edge innovative equipment for diagnostics and treatment of patients for various diseases. These efforts will allow us to improve the quality of healthcare and make it more affordable for people,” Ivan Belozertsev noted.
The visit to the polyclinic concluded with new agreements on bilateral cooperation, including on sales of Penza-produced medicine and medical devices to Kazakhstan healthcare institutions, the press service of the Penza region government informed PenzaNews.