As German Klimenko noted in his speech, doctors do not need to be afraid of digital medicine – in this profession there will be no competition between a human and a robot: an experienced doctor will not ever be replaced by digital medicine and artificial intelligence. Digital medicine will become part of the healthcare system and bring new opportunities, becoming an additional tool, such as what is today a thermometer, a blood pressure meter or blood glucose monitor. At the same time, as the Adviser to the President emphasized, he ”does not promise a happy life to medical administrators“. The work of such staff is likely to be automated and may not be necessary.
Speaking about the possibility of legalization of online pharmacies, German Klimenko noted that distance selling of medicines will provide access to a wide range of previously inaccessible drugs to the population of remote areas. The range of products of traditional pharmacies in different regions also speaks in favor of online pharmacies. So, if in a Moscow pharmacy there are in average up to 5 thousand titles of medicines available, then, for example, in Tula – about 1 thousand, whereas in small regional centers there might be less than 500.
Arguing with opponents of online trade of medicines, the Presidential Adviser expressed his confidence that ”all questions will be nullified by the correct preparation of the draft law – not during meetings in the quiet offices and back rooms, but via a wide discussion involving a number of agencies“.