The Russian Minister was shown the results of the project in the field of health, where we studied the levels of risk for mortality, as well as the project on monitoring of prices for socially important food products.
MOSCOW, 25 Jan. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev visited the Russian economic University named after. Plekhanov, where he was shown a series of pilot projects in the field of transport, health and related pricing.
The first project “Monitoring of minimum prices for socially important food products “Fair price”, which was attended by over 300 students, aims to find out the growth of prices for 17 categories of products from basic consumer basket. The study was conducted from February to may and in November 2015.
Medvedev has told about results of the project, during which we found out that in Moscow the price increase on selected products range from 19 to 40%, in the regions, average 30-32%. The second project was aimed at studying the condition of transport system of Moscow and the development of standards of service of transport. The study involved both students and teachers of the University, were examined in 146 metro cars, 100 buses, 24 bus and 10 tram routes. This resulted in development of service standards transport of the students transferred to the Department of transport of Moscow. “Moscow when I shall bring (the standards)?” — asked Medvedev.
The standards developers have assured that all the necessary information they handed over to the Moscow authorities. In addition, the Minister was shown the results of the project in the field of health, where we studied the levels of risk of mortality in Russian regions. Such research, according to the developers, to determine the targeted financing of the assistance programmes. Medvedev, looking at the draft, noted an interesting pattern. “There’s no correlation between living standards and mortality”, — Medvedev said, adding that the North Caucasus is at the end of the list, and the regions more rich – at the top.