Deputy Prime Minister Olga Gologets visits RANEPA
On October 11, Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets spoke at the Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA). She discussed priority areas of the country’s social development.
In his opening remarks, RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau thanked the Deputy Prime Minister, adding that the audience included participants of the Federal Top-Level Managerial Personnel Reserve Training Program, and the program for training of managerial staff for healthcare, education and culture.
During her lecture, Ms. Golodets explained why certain areas of social policy are of especial importance for Russia. Increasing life expectancy and reducing the death rate are among the government’s most important social policy goals. In education, there is a need to develop a high-level social infrastructure and new approaches. She also addressed other issues, such as incomes and salaries, socialization of orphans and cultural development.
The government is especially focusing on policies that help decrease the death rate and stimulate the birth rate. Cardiac diseases account for 50% of all deaths, the Deputy Prime Minister noted, adding that these cases need to be analyzed to avoid more deaths. “Logistics is of great importance here, because in an emergency, every minute counts. It is essential to provide immediate assistance,” she emphasized.