Aleshkovsky: the attention of the authorities to the problem of care for seriously ill people is very good and useful
Chairman of the Board of the charity Fund “Need help” Mitya Aleshkovsky recognized that the allocated 4.3 billion rubles for the organization of care for seriously ill people is “huge funds”, and “attention in the General state of the authorities to this problem — it’s very good and useful.”
“Palliative care needs today a huge number of people. This is several million people. In fact, in every apartment building of any settlement of Russia has at least one supine patient who requires nursing care”, — the volunteer told in interview “Газете.Ru”.
Thus according to him, needs to improve the system of care for seriously ill in Russia.
“You have to understand that 4.3 billion rubles — a huge amount of money. Though, probably, in comparison with the scale of the problem a bit. But the main thing is not yet the case, and that the money was aimed not only at the purchase of the required rehabilitation funds. It is necessary to increase aid effectiveness, improve the system of palliative care, introduction of modern technologies, personnel training and increasing its quantity, the development of organizations providing this support,” — said Aleshkovsky.
According to Aleshkovsky, the priority should be the development of organizations providing palliative care.
“We have only four children’s hospice. While it is not in Moscow. Palliative care Department in the clinics be considered as such, unfortunately I can not. And there is an acute shortage of such institutions, not to mention the shortage of adult hospices. And a simple infusion of money that will not solve the problem. It is necessary to comprehensively develop the system. Please note that it is much more expensive to include a hospice than to build,” said Aleshkovsky.