MINSK, 29 March (BelTA) – Belarus and St Petersburg have sketched out steps meant to invigorate cooperation in healthcare, the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry told BelTA after Healthcare Minister Dmitry Pinevich met with St Petersburg Vice Governor Oleg Ergashev and Chairman of the St Petersburg Healthcare Committee Dmitry Lisovets.
The sides discussed the realization of modern opportunities for providing healthcare in various areas. Sharing the best practices in maternal health and children's health was high on the agenda. Proposals on invigorating programs on advanced training and retraining of specialists were also discussed.
The Belarusian healthcare minister thanked State Secretary of the Union State of Belarus and Russia Dmitry Mezentsev for cooperation. Dmitry Mezentsev had organized a visit of Director of the St Petersburg-based Institute of Experimental Medicine Aleksandr Dmitriyev to Minsk. In Minsk the sides chalked out prospects of cooperation as part of the project to create a kefir vaccine against COVID-19. Ways to classify the work as a Union State program were discussed.