Human Rights Commissioner to improve access to health resort treatment for people with disabilities in the Russian Arctic
Human Rights Commissioner Tatyana Moskalkova will submit a proposal to the Russian Healthcare Ministry to improve access to health resorts for people with disabilities in the Russian Arctic, since currently the region has no such facilities, reports the Commissioner's official website.
"Tatyana Moskalkova is planning to submit a proposal to the Healthcare Ministry to improve access to health resorts for people with disabilities in the Arctic regions," said the Commissioner's spokesperson.
This June, the Healthcare Minister's executive order came into force, stipulating that the residents of Russia's Far North are to receive health resort treatment "in the area they reside in," RIA Novosti reports. However, the Nenets Autonomous Area, like most Russian Arctic regions, "has no health resorts, healthcare or rehabilitation centers."