Healthcare Opportunities

An Expert's View about Residential Care Services in Russia

Last updated: 31 Mar 2011

According to a 2009 survey, 57% of medical equipment currently used in the Russian medical institutions had long exceeded its life cycle.

Sector briefing Healthcare Opportunities in Russia Why Russia? The Russian Government made healthcare reform a national priority. Since 2006, the National Priority Project ?Zdorovye?( health in Russian) has been put in place with the main goal to improve the quality of medical services and healthcare standards across the country. This government funded project is targeted at enhancing primary care capacities, purchasing new equipment and improving facilities for public healthcare services ? all focused strongly on providing healthcare based on the latest technological advances. Approximately USD economy, business culture, potential opportunities $15 billion has been earmarked from the federal and an introduction to other relevant issue. budget to be spent over the next two years on modernizing Russian healthcare. Within next 2 years 460 billion rubles ($15 billion) will be According to a 2009 survey, 57% of medical equipment currently used in the Russian medical spent to modernise Russia?s institutions had long exceeded its life cycle (in healthcare system. most cases by the factor of two), and needs urgent upgrades and replacement. Opportunities therefore exist for the UK manufacturers of medical, laboratory, diagnostic and other relevant type equipment. Find general information on the Russian market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Russia gives an overview of Russia?s UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in Russia 502 Centres of Health opened across Russia, Opportunities where patients can receive information, doctor?s advice and treatment. Russian government outlines spending priorities for 2011 This initiative is given a further impetus by the plans to open 193 Centres of Children?s Health, The Russian government anounced it plans to for which the government has allocated 820 spend approx. USD 7 billion (more than a half of million rubles (approx. USD 27 million). the total funds earmarked for helathcare reform in the next two years) on upgrading healthcare E-Healthcare Project system in the Russian regions. The government will spend a further USD 1.3 billion to fully This new project looks at development of upgrade seven major medical research institutions telemedicine in Russia, further upgrade of by 2014. software installed in medical institutions (personal medical file for each patient, personalised Construction of 15 high-tech medical centres datasheet for medical services received by the and development of major medical patient, an appointment with a doctor arranged institutions are being carried out via Internet and etc), and switiching to electronic forms for mandatory medical insurance. Funds are currently being provided for the construction of 15 high-tech medical centres Zero customs duties on some imported across the country and purchasing of new medical goods since August 2009 equipment for hospitals, vehicles, immunisation programs, etc. Particularly, 6 billion rubles (USD Russian Government Decree N 696 of 21 August 200 million) are to be spent for construction of 2009 approved zero customs duties on some medical facilities focusing on children healthcare imported medical goods. The list of these goods (in total 17), i.e. prenatal centre in St Petersburg, to includes equipment for medical and/or surgical Saransk (Republic of Mordovia) and in Republic of studies of internal organs; cameras used in Dagestan, hospital for children in Voronezh and forensic studies; dentist?s drills; and luminescent other Russian regions. and amplifying x-ray screens. It falls to the following Chapters of the Russian Customs Code: A further 40 billion rubles (approx. USD 1.3 8419 39 100 1; 8474 39 100 1; 8474 80 101 0; billion) is to be spent for the development of 9006 30 000 0; 9018 41 000 0; 9018 50 100 0; seven majour medical institutions in Moscow, St 9018 50 900 0; 9022 90 100 0. Petersburg and Novosibirsk. These are the Scientific Center for Obstetrics, Gynecology and Perinatology (Moscow), Meshalkin Research Competition Institute of Circulatory Pathology (Novosibirsk), Priorov Central Institute of Traumatology and Several UK companies active in medical and Orthopedy (Moscow), Research Institute for healthcare sectors are already present on the Transplantology and Artificial Organs (Moscow), Russian market (eg Rosslyn Medical). Main Endocrinological Research Centre, Federal Center competitors include German, American, Italian, for Heart, Blood and Endocrinology and French and Japanese companies. Neurosurgical Institute - both in St Petersburg. If you have any questions on the opportunities Over 500 Centres of Health opened in Russia above, contact the UKTI] contacts named in this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically As part Zdorovye national project, the at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s construction of new health centres is underway, website. These leads are sourced by our staff along with procurement of the new equipment for overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions those. The 10-year infrastructure upgrade and Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 programme includes major capital investment in markets. the new hospitals and clinics with a special focus on primary care and preventative treatment. The You can be alerted to business opportunities on a strategy also focuses on treatment and prevention regular basis by registering on the UKTI website. of drug abuse, obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, Find out more on UKTI?s business opportunities chronic alcohol abuse, cardiovascular diseases service on the UKTI website and cancer treatment. To address these issues UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in Russia UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Major events and activities provides grant support for eligible Small & 06.09.2010-09.09.2010 Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about MSOO Autumn ? 2010 (Moscow) UKTI support for attendance at overseas 17th International Eyewear Salon events 20.09.2010-23.09.2010 Dental-Expo ? 2010 (Moscow) UKTI contacts Exhibition of Technologies, Equipment and Materials for Dentistry Maria Semchenkova Trade & Investment Adviser 05.10.2010-07.10.2010 British Embassy Moscow Hosp Tel: (007 495) 956 73 72 ital of Saint-Petersburg ? 2010 (Saint-Petersburg) Email: International Specialized Exhibition on Health Services Yana Pavlovskaya Forum ?Days of British Medicine in St Team Leader, Business Development and Petersburg? Innovation British Embassy Moscow 21.10.2010-23.10.2010 Tel: (007 495) 957 72 52 Email: NUTRASPORT / SPORTMED ? 2010 (Moscow) International Specialized Exhibition of Functional Food for Health and Sports 09.11.2010-11.11.2010 Dental Expo Saint-Petersburg ? 2010 (Saint-Petersburg) International Dental Forum 18.11.2010-20.11.2010 Russian Manufacturers & Supply of Armed Forces ? 2010 (Moscow) 10th All-Russian Exhibition 06.12.2010-09.12.2010 Apteka ? 2010 (Moscow) 17th International Specialized Exhibition 06.12.2010-10.12.2010 Health Care ? 2010 (Moscow) 20th International Exhibition for "Health Care, Medical Engineering and Pharmaceuticals" Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in Russia Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Russian market are advised to you to meet contacts and promote your undertake as much market research and company in the Chinese market planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Russia, with its wide local knowledge and This work is available via our Overseas Market experience, can provide a range of services to Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable British-based companies wishing to grow their service which assists British-based companies business in global markets. wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. This can include: ? Provision of market information To find out more about commissioning this ? Validated lists of agents/distributors work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Key market players or potential specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website customers in the Chinese market to find contact details for your local UKTI ? Establishment of interest of such office. contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2011 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Healthcare opportunities in Russia
Posted: 29 March 2011, last updated 31 March 2011