In Moscow free vouchers to sanatoriums will get twice as more beneficiaries


The Moscow government adopted a decree on the allocation from the reserve Fund of 3.5 billion rubles for the purchase of 80 thousand additional permits in sanatorium for privileged categories of the population, according to the official website of the mayor and government capital. In 2018 Spa treatment can go 245 thousand people from among preferential categories of citizens.

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin noted that the lack of permits on SANATORNO-resort treatment is an extremely urgent problem for people. One of the reasons for its occurrence, according to the mayor, is the increase in life expectancy in the city and, as a consequence, the increasing number of elderly people. “This means that we need to expand the set of measures of social support”, – said the mayor.

“This year, in case additional funds in the amount of 3.5 billion rubles, we will be able to increase the number of trips to two times,” – said the head of the Department of labour and social protection of population of Moscow Vladimir Petrosyan. Free trips to the resort will be able to pensioners, people with disabilities, veterans of war and labor veterans, home front workers, rehabilitated persons, honoured donors, people affected by the terrorist attacks.


How to get a free ticket to a sanatorium?

Vouchers for sanatorium-resort treatment of preferential categories of citizens will be acquired in specialized sanatoriums specializing in the treatment of diseases of various organs and body systems – cardiovascular, nervous, digestive, respiratory etc. the Geography of such medical institutions is quite wide: the Crimea, Central Russia, Moscow region, Krasnodar Krai, North Caucasus, and Kaliningrad oblast.

As the press service of the mayor and Moscow government, travel to the place of treatment and back to privileged categories of citizens will be free.

Previously, we wrote about the fact that the Ministry of health of the Russian Federation by its order No. 281н have significantly reduced the indications for SANATORNO-resort treatment of children with disabilities. According to this order, approximately half of children with disabilities will not be able to get a ticket to a sanatorium. Including children with severe forms of cerebral palsy, mental disabilities and visual impairments.