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Ministry of Health started work on optimizing provision of medical services

On January 11th, 2021, a weekly briefing was held at the Ministry of Health of the KR with the participation of all heads of healthcare organizations in the republic.

The primary agenda item was to discuss a draft plan of action on optimizing healthcare organizations.

In his speech, the Minister, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, underlined that this work is carried out as part of the Plan of Action for 2019-2023 – a five-year phase of implementing the “Healthy Person – Prosperous Country” Program of the Government of the KR on protecting the health of the population and developing the system of healthcare for 2019-2030 – and to further optimize the system of healthcare organizations.

Within the scope of the plan of action, it is planned to reorganize healthcare organizations by merging and uniting territorial family medicine centers with territorial hospitals, family group practices, dental clinics, etc. District and urban CDP&SSES will be reorganized in a similar way – via the establishment of interdistrict CDP&SSES and by merging territorial centers of state sanitary and epidemiological surveillance.

Heads of national and republican healthcare organizations and ex-ministers, including Mamytov M.M., Jumabekov S.A., Kasiev N.K., gave a positive appraisal of the work conducted by the MoH KR.

“During the analysis, it was established that almost all territorial hospitals and family medicines centers of the republic are located on the same territory, their functions are duplicated, and their laboratory and diagnostic equipment is underutilized. These actions are aimed at developing an integrated system of services adapted to the real needs of patients that will enable patients to receive medical services (preventive, diagnostic, treatment) in the same healthcare organization and ensure results-based financial incentives for organizations. This will allow optimizing the distribution of human, financial, and material resources at all levels of the healthcare system. Financial resources released as a result of optimization will be directed to addressing the more pressing problems of the healthcare system. I would like to particularly emphasize that no practicing medical workers will be left without a job. Reductions in force will affect administrative and managerial personnel,” said the Minister.