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TYUMEN, July 24 (Itar-Tass) —— A Key to Life programme to assist disabled children is launched in Russia’s Tyumen Region.
“Over 5,000 children will limited possibilities live in the region, and practically every fifth of them requires high technology medical assistance or expensive surgery,” Governor of the Tyumen Region Vladimir Yakushev said.
The region had organised earlier this year modern high technology assistance in local hospitals to over 250 children, and another 300 got treatment in Russia’s leading medical centres.
“The efforts to assist ‘special’ children are bringing results,” the governor said. “However, exclusive budget efforts are not enough.”
It is necessary to unite efforts of the authorities and businesses on the terms of social partnership to give more ‘keys to life’ to more children who suffer from severe diseases, he added.