Akimats do not take sufficient measures for renovation of polyclinics in Kazakhstan

Astana. April 2. KazTAG - The local executive bodies are taking insufficient measures for renovation of polyclinics in Kazakhstan, said Yelzhan Birtanov, minister of health care of Kazakhstan.
"846 rural settlements where over 200 000 people live have no medical objects. Insufficient measures are being taken in a number of regions for infrastructure renovation. For instance, in the Akmola region where wear makes over 80% only three health care objects have been constructed over the past two years. Wear makes over 70% in the East Kazakhstan region only one object was constructed in the time when there are no medical objects in 93 rural settlements," he said at the session of the Government.
The wear of buildings of primary medical and social aid  in nine regions is higher than the average republican indicator - 54.3%, they have poor medical equipment.
The minister said that in the next three years, regional akimats plan to open  595 primary medical and social care facilities worth over 120 billion tenge, they plan  major overhaul of 228 facilities and equipping more than 11 thousand units with medical equipment.
"But this number of objects is not enough to meet the current needs in a number of regions. In this regard, regional akims need to revise the regional long-term plans for development of health care infrastructure, taking into account the provision of primary medical aid within walking distance," he said.

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