The demand for private medical services in St. Petersburg fell by 40%

the St. Petersburg private clinics record drop in demand for its services, despite the fact that the city allowed a planned outpatient care. Compared to the previous year, demand fell by 30-40%, said Alexander Solonin, CEO of “Association of private clinics of Saint-Petersburg”. He mentioned it in the online-marathon “to Save the business: mission (im)possible?”, who holds the “Rosbalt” together with the Deputy of St. Petersburg legislative Assembly Irina Ivanova.

“In April, the decline in demand recorded at the level of 80-90%, many private health facilities were closed. In may, demand has resumed, but is still not up to the level of last year. Despite these losses, our industry was not included in the list of victims during a pandemic — supported only dentistry. But in St. Petersburg the private health sector more than 1,700 enterprises — said Solonin. — We have addressed to the government of the Russian Federation, and the Federation Council, to pay attention to the important role of private megalonissi played during a pandemic”.

the expert Also has noticed that private clinics during a pandemic could accept patients in an emergency and had to invest a lot of money in providing their employees PPE. It all hit hard by the economic performance of organizations.

“I note that the CPS in March announced a ban on physicians work part-time, and its still not canceled. But this ban affects the employment relationship within the industry and medical organizations, it is unclear what to do with the doctors who work remotely, via telemedicine projects, interpret MRI, CT — why can’t they combine? You want to cancel the ban,” — said Alexander Solonin.

we will Remind, in Petersburg at the time of a pandemic, limited routine medical activities: examination, medical examination, vaccination. In may, some measure softened allowed to vaccinate children to explore the doctors workers in employment. From 25 June the ban on the provision of routine medical care was cancelled.

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