On 30 January 2019, spoke to the media and commented on progress in the work of the Penza Region delegation in the upper house of the Russian Parliament.
“I regard the Days of the Penza Region in the Federation Council as valuable and rewarding.Chairwoman of the Federation CouncilValentinaMatviyenko commended our work.We received positive feedback from the chairpersons of the committees, senators, our fellow citizens living in Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities, who came to support their home region. For me as the governor it is essential,”the head of the regionstated.
“Virtually all our proposals were recognized and supported. This will result in decision-making. Therefore, we will have the opportunity to perform more effectively, including while implementing national projects in the Penza Region,”he added.
Building of an oncology centre in the Penza Region was named among the most important health projects.
“Construction will start in 2020. This facility is vital for the region,” Ivan Belozertsev emphasized. “The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin taskedus with reducing the level of oncological diseases, and the oncology centre is crucial for the region”.
Valery Lidin, Chairman of the regional Legislative Assembly, stressed that the Federation Council endorsed most initiatives introduced by the Penza Region.
“We closely cooperate in terms of laws initiation. With regard to health care support, a series of steps to improve the quality and access to medical services in the Penza Region was approved,”he noted.