Russian Railways and Japan's Ministry of Health to create a Japanese-Russian centre
for preventive medicine and diagnostics
Oleg Belozerov, President of Russian Railways, and Kazuo Futagawa, Japan's Deputy
Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare, have signed an agreement on the preparation
of a feasibility study for the creation of a Japanese-Russian centre for preventive
medicine and diagnostics.
The parties agreed to prepare an economic model for the establishment of a medical
centre on the basis of the Russian Railways' Clinical Hospital in Khabarovsk, which
is about 800 kilometres north of Vladivostik in Russia's Far East.
The centre's medical concept includes the creation of a diagnostic, preventive
and rehabilitation unit, as well as a telemedicine centre for remote consultations
and video conferencing with Japanese specialists.
The parties intend to combine the best Russian and Japanese preventive healthcare
and diagnostics practices and improve the quality of medical care in the Far Eastern
Representatives of the parties - the Central Directorate of Health, a branch of
Russian Railways, and Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare - will continue
to work together on developing the project's key financial indicators and selecting
an investment partner.
In December 2016, a Memorandum of Cooperation was signed between Russian Railways
and Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in the field of medicine and health.
The parties expressed their intention to contribute to increasing the length of healthy
lives for Russian and Japanese citizens and agreed to undertake the necessary efforts
to achieve progress in this area, in particular, to promote preventive medicine in
the Russian Far East, including Khabarovsk.