Rustem Khamitov has held meeting dedicated to birth rate
On February 2, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov held a session on issues of birth rate increasing in the region. It was attended by heads of ministries and departments, representatives of science and public health.
The Head of the Republic shared with plans to increase the volume of high-tech care with the use of IVF technology and establishing a Genomic Medicine Centre to detect genetic disorders in hereditary diseases.
In addition, it was adopted a regional plan with measures to reduce mortality from major causes — diseases of the circulatory system, tumours, infant mortality, external causes. The program aims at extending the life expectancy in the republic to 72 years.
However, according to the Head of the Republic, there are some problems to be solved. Thus, according to the preliminary data, the number of births in the republic in 2016 was nearly three thousand less than a year earlier.
“Except Ufa, almost all cities have negative tendencies in population growth. This is an alarming situation.”
An analysis of the demographic situation in the republic was presented at the session, measures aimed at stimulating birth rate and reducing mortality were discussed there.