JAPANESE COMPANY MAY BUILD TWO MEDICAL CENTRES IN RUSSIA’S FAR EAST
17 May 2016
JGC is considering launching medical centres in Vladivostok and Khabarovsk.
According to Khabarovsk Region Governor Vyacheslav Shport, the Japanese investors “are looking very actively into the medical field, such as facial reconstruction and post-stroke rehabilitation.”
Yet that the investors would apparently only be interested in this project provided their doctors were allowed to work independently at the new centres. Medical care standards differ, however, between Russia and Japan. “They have asked Deputy Premier Yury Trutnev to support them in this matter, in order to relax the requirements and facilitate harmonization of medical care standards in both nations,” the Governor explained.
In turn, during a visit to Tokyo, Yury Trutnev said that “this is an interesting proposal and we need to take a closer look at the necessary harmonization of legal provisions. The Russian law on the Free Port of Vladivostok allows for flexible regulation of medical activity by resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation.”
While Vyacheslav Shport did not mention the amount of the investment, he noted that Khabarovsk had offered JGC several versions of the projects ranging from RUB 1.5 billion to RUB 10 billion.