13 Feb 2023 17:44

Life expectancy in Russia increases to 72.6 years in 2022 - deputy PM

MOSCOW. Feb 13 (Interfax) - Life expectancy in Russia increased to 72.6 years in 2022, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Tatyana Golikova said.

"Life expectancy increased to 72.6 years, the infant death rate declined, more than 1,600 primary care [healthcare] facilities were created, 1.4 million high-tech surgeries were performed under the national project in 2022," Golikova said at a meeting on issues relating to the implementation of the Healthcare national project, according to the deputy prime minister's administration.

Besides, it is planned to build 497 new facilities, to buy 21 real estate objects and 736 quick-mounting modules, and conduct 1,752 complete overhauls under the Modernization of Primary Healthcare federal project, the deputy prime minister said.

A total of 374.7 billion rubles was envisaged for the implementation of the Healthcare national project in 2022, she said. Cash performance reached 96%.