The analysts of ACRA "Budgets for Sickness" reported that the expenditures of the budgets of the regions of Russia on health care doubled amid the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the study, the regions of the Russian Federation spent 88% more on healthcare from January to July 2020 than in 2019 over the same period. As a result, healthcare costs amounted to 1.01 trillion rubles, according to PRIME.
The analysis showed that the total expenditures of the unconsolidated budgets of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation on health care in January-July 2020 increased by 88% (by 472 billion rubles) compared to the same period in 2019. - led research results in PRIME.
It is noted that an increase in health care costs was recorded in all regions of Russia, except for Crimea. There, health care costs fell by 6%. Most of all, health care expenditures increased in Moscow, the Moscow region and St. Petersburg.
We assume that the increase in health care costs was not solely related to measures aimed at combating the coronavirus. In 2020, one could expect an increase in the expenses of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation on this item due to the implementation of national projects and the allocation of transfers for these purposes from the federal budget, - cited the conclusions of analysts at the agency.
As chernayakobra.ru wrote earlier, Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said that a decrease in the incidence of coronavirus was observed in all Russian regions. He also said that mass deliveries of the new vaccine to the regions are planned to begin in November-December 2020.