Taking care of the population’s health in Don region is one of the most important directions of the regional social policy.
Municipal, inter-territorial and regional medical institutions and health care centers provide population’s health protection. A routing procedure has been developed depending on healthcare stage.
Regional healthcare system includes 212 medical institutions: 172 municipally owned institutions, and 40 regional establishments. Bed space capacity of inpatient care is more than 40 thousand beds. In addition, on the territory of the region there are health care institutions under federal jurisdiction and institutions of the other forms of property.
Almost all the institutions of municipal and regional subordination are equipped with modern devices, allowing to provide qualitative medical care and ensure its availability and continuity of treatment at the inpatient and outpatient phases.
All the conditions for provision of quality and affordable care to people in non-urban areas have been created. In the Rostov region there are more than 1,000 medical stations. Extensive network of outpatient clinics has been improved. In large cities day hospitals are widely spread.
The Government is actively working to revive the system of disease prevention, to promote a culture of healthy lifestyles, to create the conditions that are conducive to the procreation and education of children; to strengthen the primary health care; to provide access to and quality of care, including medical rehabilitation and sanatorium treatment; to increase the availability of high-tech medical services.
In the Rostov region the large-scale projects are being implemented: measurements of the priority national project "Health", a state program of the Rostov Region "Development of health care."
The implementation of these programs will help to stabilize the demographic trends, to improve the range of demographic indicators: increase of annual fertility, decrease of mortality, increase of life expectancy.
Modern information and communications technologies are actively implemented, unified information space of telemedicine is formed.