In particular, on the second day of the trip, representatives of our country met with the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Mikhail Murashko. During the dialogue, issues of further expansion of practical cooperation in the field of medicine between the two countries were discussed.
Welcoming the members of our delegation, in particular, congratulating them on their participation in the Healthy Society forum, M. Murashko noted that strengthening strategic partnership relations also serves to expand the scope of cooperation in the field of medicine.
It was also noted that starting from the 2019/2020 academic year, 9 medical universities of Uzbekistan, in cooperation with 12 medical universities of Russia, on the basis of joint educational programs, are training personnel in 6 areas of bachelor's degree, 2 - master's degree and 11 - clinical residency.
The scale of cooperation is also evidenced by the fact that medical scientists and specialists of the two countries conduct joint scientific and educational events, master classes.
Also, professional development and retraining in 2020-2022 of about 500 Uzbek specialists in leading clinics and medical centers and educational institutions of the Russian Federation gives its practical results.
Minister of Health A. Inoyatov expressed special gratitude to his Russian counterpart for the support provided in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic in Uzbekistan, including for effective cooperation in the vaccination of the population, as well as for his initiative to further develop the oncohematological service in our country.
At the meeting, the parties agreed on the implementation of new joint educational programs, advanced training of personnel, organization of training of scientific and pedagogical personnel, targeted doctoral and postgraduate studies with St. Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University in the areas of pediatrics, oncology, hematology, oncohematology, surgery, transplantology.
In turn, such issues as the development of the pharmaceutical industry, the production of affordable and high-quality medicines, the introduction of bone marrow transplantation in children were discussed.
According to the press service of the Ministry of Health, in conclusion, it was decided to hold a medical forum "Uzbekistan - Russia" in our country in June this year. Within the framework of this forum, it is planned to sign a number of documents aimed at developing bilateral relations in the field of healthcare.