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Health

Region’s health infrastructure has 140 hospitals, 223 outpatient clinics, 84 ambulance stations. Medical care in rural areas is provided by 60 central district hospitals, 148 rural outpatient clinics, and 933 village firs-aid stations.

The leading regional medical clinics provide high-tech health care by divisions: traumatology and orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, hematology, obstetrics and gynecology, rheumatology, gastroenterology, endocrinology, neurology, urology, otolaryngology, ophthalmology. In 2009 the Regional Clinical Hospital has received a federal license for oncologic hematology using high-dose chemotherapy if there are hemoblastosis. The same year the consulting polyclinic of the Regional Clinical Hospital, the Clinic of Altai Regional Oncology Center were placed into operation. The construction of the Federal Center of Advanced Medical Technologies in orthopedics, traumatology and endoprosthesis began.

Altai Medical Cluster was founded in the region with its centre in the Regional Clinical Hospital. It includes the Federal Center of Advanced Medical Technologies in orthopedics, traumatology and endoprosthesis, the Regional Hospital for War Veterans, Altai Regional Oncology Center, Altai Diagnostic Center, the Regional Cardiology Clinic, and others. Thus region’s inhabitants have an opportunity to diagnose diseases, get necessary treatment and undergo rehabilitation.

In Altai Region the birth rate has increased in the past five years by 20,4% and in rural districts - by 22,9%. The lifetime grows: men began to live 4,4 years longer and women almost 3 years longer. Infant death rate is declining: in 2009 as compared with 2005 it decreased by 21,7%.

Innovations are introduced actively into the health sector. For example, putting into operation the Regional Vascular Center will help to reduce deaths from strokes for more than 30%, and free use of high-tech methods of vitro fertilization (IVF) helps to know the joy of parenthood to several hundred families every year.

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