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Russian healthcare system badly ailing

Chicago Tribune, February 26, 2008
Russian hospitals are understaffed, poorly equipped and rife with corruption, dragging down healthcare in an already unhealthy nation. The Russian government is pumping $6.4 billion into revamping healthcare, and much of that money is paying for the construction of eight high-tech medical centers across the country. The funds will also be used for new X-ray machines, electrocardiograms and ambulances at hospitals, and raises for family doctors.