The government will allocate RUB 476 million for the prevention of epidemics during the 2018 world Cup

Budget increase

The CPS will receive additional funding in the framework of Russia’s preparation to the world football championship in 2018 (the 2018 world Cup). Control of the sanitary-epidemiological situation for the 2018 world Cup is planned to spend 476,6 million rubles This follows from the explanatory note to the draft Federal budget for 2017-2019, which was reviewed by RBC.

In a press-service of Rospotrebnadzor did not answer RBC, what preventive measures will be taken before matches world Cup 2018 and will interact with the organizing Committee for the organization of competitions, which is responsible for their preparation and conduct. Not told RBC about the interaction with the CPS and in the organizing Committee of the 2018 world Cup.

World Cup 2018 will take 11 cities, including the largest — Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Rostov-on-don, Sochi, Nizhny Novgorod, etc., the Total number of inhabitants of the cities and regions that will hold the matches, more than 62 million people.

That will check

More than 476 million rubles are envisaged for control of air, water and possibly soil in the places of matches, suggested RBC chief infectionist Ministry of health Irina Shestakova. According to her, water, air and soil will be tested for toxic chemicals and potential sources of dangerous infections. This is standard procedure for all international events, said the expert.

In 2004, recalls Shestakov, before the Olympic games in Athens tested the quality of drinking water and doing microbiological analysis of water in natural reservoirs. In 2008 in Beijing conducted a study of water and air.

The General Director of the analytical company DSM Group Sergey shuljak considers that money that you plan to allocate to CPS on prevention before the world Cup in 2018, can be spent on additional checks of catering and hotels in the region of the competition. In Sochi before the Olympics in 2014, was checked almost all public institutions, gives an example Shulyak, he does not exclude that in the case of the 2018 world Cup, the situation repeated.

Usually, control of sanitary and epidemiological situation before and during such large-scale events like the 2018 world Cup, carried out at the level of Federal agencies, said Shestakov. Thus, regardless of the country of the sample shall conform to the standards of the world health organization.

Detailed analysis explains Shestakov, will help to assess the epidemiological situation and to prevent the spread of dangerous diseases. She notices that, as a rule, during large-scale events not only check the regions where competitions are held, but also the neighboring localities or even countries. For example, during the Olympic games in Sochi, the CPS checked Abkhazia, said the expert.

The state also works with the risk of the spread of exotic diseases, indicates Shestakova. Disinfect the habitats of insects that are potential carriers of infections, prevent the deliberate spread of dangerous viruses and bacteria.

According to Shestakova, sanitary-epidemiological control should be attracted by the Rosselkhoznadzor and the Ministry of health. The first is necessary to learn the soil, the second is to monitor the sanitary-epidemiological situation in Russia and in the world and timely vaccination. In Sochi, volunteers and local residents were vaccinated against measles, she said.

The broad geography of the 2018 world Cup requires major investments in prevention and control of the sanitary-epidemiological situation indicates Shestakov, but to estimate the amount allocated to CPS refuses. “It all depends on the region. If the events will be held in the city centre — this one costs, if the city — very different,” she concludes.

Where is the money

The money for the control of sanitary and epidemiological situation during the 2018 world Cup, the CPS will receive in the framework of the “Examination and Supervisory functions in the sphere of health protection” in 2017. In 2017, the Finance Ministry increased its funding by almost 1 billion rubles: from 28.6 billion to 29.5 billion rubles.

The remaining just over 480 million rubles, stated in the explanatory note, will go to the reconstruction of the Central research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor and the increase in the salary Fund of Roszdravnadzor. Funds for the salaries of employees of the health Ministry it was decided to allocate after the Department laid new features licensing. On issuing any licenses in question in the explanatory Memorandum is not disclosed.

The note also indicated that the results obtained in 2017 476,6 million rubles for the control of sanitary and epidemiological situation, the CPS should spend two years. In 2018 the program funding will be reduced by 1.3 billion rubles in 2019, the program will cut another 387,7 million rubles.

The program “Examination and Supervisory functions in the sphere of health protection” was adopted in April 2014. The programme States that its implementation should be allocated 23 billion rubles in 2016 24.9 billion in 2017, a 26.7 billion in 2018 and 28.3 billion in 2019. Contained in the draft budget plans to allocate additional money for the control of the sanitary-epidemiological situation increases the originally stated budget of the programme.

The total budget for the implementation of the state program “healthcare Development”, which in the status of the sub-programme includes the “Examination and Supervisory functions”, in 2017 will decrease by 25.5% compared with the year 2016, making 251,6 billion.