Healthcare in Russia
Medicine in Russia, frankly speaking, in general is quite poor. With a low standard state funded healthcare if compared to international standards, Russia is striving for opening more opportunities for the population by offering medical treatment in privately owned hospitals and health centers which seem to be quite expensive. However, the people choose them to save time in long queues in public hospitals which are free of charge and to find the qualified staff that can assist on time due to new modern facilities which lack is obvious in state medical institutions. In fact, Russian specialists are highly qualified and trained, but due to the out-of-time medical equipment of state hospitals and the low salaries they have to be employed as part-time doctors by private hospitals.
According to experts, the private health care market in Russia has a great potential of growth and development. During the recent decades a number of investment projects have been announced to provide the necessary amenments in the current situation. Numerous medical conferences are annually held in Russia gathering the medical specialists of the country, investing banks, funds and other market participants interested in this sector to discuss the important issues on the agenda seeking for the ways to improve the health of the nation.