Ministry of Health explained pathoanatomical service centralization
Penza, 29 December 2014. PenzaNews. A briefing session on work procedure of the pathoanatomical department after its centralization in 2015 was held in the situation response center of the Ministry of Health of the Penza region this Monday, December 29.
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The meeting was attended by top management of the regional Ministry of Health, as well as representatives of the regional forensic examination bureau, regional Investigative Committee, and news agencies. Doctors of regional hospitals also took part in the meeting via video conference.
The briefing session began with a speech from the regional Minister of Health Vladimir Stryuchkov who said reorganization will help make services more accessible and improve their quality.
As of January 2015, pathoanatomical departments will be subordinate to the regional forensic examination bureau but will remain at their current locations.
According to Arkady Stolyarov, chief medical officer of the forensic examination bureau, the merger will help avoid the cases when a medical institution frequented by the deceased person may try to influence the results of posthumous investigation, and allow to effectively distribute work load, with regards to various other factors such as workers deficit and morgue equipment.
According to him, Penza will have four departments that will also include several areas of the region, as well as city clinics, permanent residence facilities, hospitals and medical centers. The regions will feature individual departments only if the area is large enough.
The CMO of the forensic examination bureau also pointed out that examination delivery will be conducted using vehicles of the medical institution that requested it.
In her turn, Oksana Chizhova, deputy Minister of Health of the Penza region, added that posthumous examination is not obligatory but always free for the relatives.