Import Substitution of 80% Of Medical Products Could Create 100 Thousand Jobs

Import substitution of 80% of medical products imported from abroad will allow attracting more than 60 billion rubles to the budget. and create more than 100 thousand jobs in Russia, the senior managing director of the Rusnano Management Company, Ivan Ozhgikhin said.

A study of the technological capabilities of medical enterprises showed that 80% of imported medical products purchased with budget money can be produced in Russia with a high level of localization, says Rusnano.

Achievement of this goal and coordination of developers, manufacturers, and consumers of medical equipment and consumables is carried out by the Consortium “Medical Equipment”.

The consortium was founded by three key associations of the medical industry, the state corporations Rostec, Rosatom, and the Almaz-Antey concern.

One of the main tasks of the consortium is to create a single digital platform for medical equipment.