Moscow to spend about $892 mn on hospitals’ renovation

April 25th, 2011 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS  

Moscow, April 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow authorities plan to allocate some 25 billion rubles ($892.3mn) to repair healthcare facilities in 2011, and another 25 million rubles to replace medical equipment in them, a deputy Moscow mayor, in charge of education and healthcare issues, told the Izvestia daily.

Olga Golodets said 37% of medical institutions are in satisfactory condition, and the rest need to be repaired as soon as possible.

Earlier Prime Minister Vladimir Putin told the all-Russian forum of medical workers that a fourth of Russia’s healthcare facilities need a major overhaul.

–IANS/RIA Novosti
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