The Russian government will allocate a grant of almost 70 billion rubles to the “Circle of Good” foundation, according to the Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
“The government will allocate a grant of almost 70 billion rubles to the fund [‘Circle of Good’]. At the expense of these funds, children will continue to be provided with medical care, if necessary, outside of Russia,” he said.
According to Mishustin, the authorities will also continue to provide the fund with medicines, medical products, and technical means of rehabilitation.
“It is very important that such support is provided to young citizens with rare life-threatening diseases throughout the country,” the Prime Minister highlighted.
The Circle of Good is a state fund established by presidential decree on January 5, 2021, to support children with severe life-threatening and chronic diseases, including rare ones. Its budget is formed from the difference between the usual (13 per cent) and the increased (15 per cent) personal income tax rate, charged from the citizens with earnings above five million rubles per year.
In mid-December, Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, signed a decree on raising the age of patients eligible to receive assistance from the Circle of Good from 18 to 19 years. The Head of State also proposed to expand the mandate of the fund by increasing the list of diseases that will be treated at its expense.
Source: RIA Novosti