According to the head of the Ministry of Health, Mikhail Murashko, the cost of battling coronavirus in Russia in 2021 is expected to be over 1 trillion rubles, Kommersant reports.
Over the course of seven months, he claims that 300 billion rubles have already been spent on COVID-19 therapy in hospitals under the obligatory medical insurance system.
The minister stated at the event of patient-centered innovations that the coronavirus requires a shift in “the amount of medical treatment, priorities, and directions of money flows.”
“And, of course, if we look at the overall consolidated costs this year, which, according to our calculations, will amount to more than or in the area of 1 trillion rubles, then this is a major problem for the entire financial support system,” he said.
Today, September 28, Russia’s record for daily coronavirus fatality (852 individuals) was updated. For almost a week, the country’s incidence has been at more than 20,000 individuals each day.
Rospotrebnadzor anticipates that the incidence will be lower this fall than it was last year. Doctors would like to request that they extend the preferential method for the creation of retirement experience for those who deal with COVID-19 afflicted individuals.