Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus

Valery Malashko: E-health system is key to healthcare modernization in Belarus

Belarusian parliamentarians opened a new legislative season April 3. They plan to review about 30 bills during the spring session. Among them are questions of patents for inventions, a new draft law on the development of competition, laws on drinking water supply, consumer protection and social services.

Innovations in Belarus' health care system have become one of the most discussed topics at the Oval Hall. It is projected that by 2022 hospitals and clinics in Belarus will work according to new standards.

Valery Malashko, Minister of Health of the Republic of Belarus:
The main component of the modernization of the health care system is the creation of e-health. A doctor must come with a tablet and knowing the patient's name he needs to just access to database to see all the patient's illnesses and history. Then the doctor can choose the treatment algorithm. Accordingly, he can access the database of drugs and immediately find out whether a particular medicine is available at the nearest pharmacy, and what dosage is required.

MPs are also getting ready to host the 26th summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. It will take place in Minsk from 5 to 9 July.

The Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of the Belarus Parliament, also opens its session today. Senators will consider the most important bills. Among the priority ones is the law "On Combating Corruption" and "On Social Protection of Disabled Persons". In addition, the Belarusian senators will pay attention to the effectiveness of the current laws.