Victor Klimov: Penza clinics produce quite a good impression
Penza, 19 May 2017. PenzaNews. Four Penza clinics that were visited by coordinators of the project "Popular quality assessment" produced quite a good impression. Such opinion was expressed by the manager of the All-Russia's People's Front project "For borrowers' right" Victor Klimov.
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"The impression was quite a good one. But at the same time, there was a constant feeling that our arrival was expected and everything was deliberately well-thought and well-prepared. We arrived and absolutely unexpectedly saw the chief doctor at the control post who strangely enough knew who we were, and the words 'People's Front' did not make him surprised at all. Moreover, workers of the clinic conducted an excursion for us," he said at the press conference that was held on Friday, May 19.
According to Victor Klimov, due to this, project coordinators had no chance to assess standard daily life of the hospitals.
He noted that the only medical institution that did not expect their arrival was an outpatient clinic in the village Ramzay, which had not had neither a pediatrician nor a therapist since April 1.
The member of the All-Russia’s People’s Front emphasized that the clinics of the Penza region they visited are in a rather good condition compared to medical institutions of other regions.
"One of the issues [...] is conected with accessibility. We heard about it even from people in queues – they complain about an acute shortage in specialists, it is difficult to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist, sometimes – with a neurologist. [...] It was explained to us that it is connected with the system of advance registration and so on," Victor Klimov added.
According to him, the second issue is connected with the inability to get to the clinics for people with disabilities.
"Some clinics had no ramps at all, in other ones ramps were available only in a limited number of buildings and other buildings had to be reached by passages. Hardly anywhere we saw either a telephone or a button for wheelchair-bound people. There is no possibility for such people to inform medical workers if they arrive without an accompanying person," the coordinator of the project "Popular quality assessment" explained.
He noted that in general, during the visits to the clinics he did not have an impression that "they are just terrible".