Russia ratified protocol on medical care on Baikonur
Agreement regulates simultaneous functioning of healthcare facilities of Russian and Kazakhstan on Baikonur territory.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the Law on ratification of Protocol to the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the Provision of Medical Care to the Personnel of the Baikonur Space Centre, the residents of Baikonur, Toretam and Akai as part of the Russian Federation’s rental agreement of the Baikonur Space Centre, ratified by State Duma on July 25 and approved by Federation Council on July 28, rambler.ru informs.
The Baikonur complex is an area leased by the Russian Federation in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The population of the city of Baikonur is about 76 thousand people among them 60% is citizens of Kazakhstan and 37% are Russians.
Amendments are driven by the need to resolve the problems of simultaneous functioning of the medical institutions of both countries in the territory of Baikonur in preparation for the launch of the mandatory health insurance system in Kazakhstan.
As reported earlier, the Minister of Health of Kazakhstan Yelzhan Birtanov spoke about medical care, which Baikonur residents receive. According to the head of the department, the residents of the city are deprived of access to highly specialized medical care, which is available in all regions of Kazakhstan.