The Russian Ministry of Industry, Science, and Technologies and the Health Ministry are due to hold a joint collegium on implementing medical scientific developments. Ilya Klebanov, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry, Science, and Technologies said Monday at a conference named "21st century - Medical Sciences: From Ideas To New Technologies". According to him, health of the nation is among the priorities of the state policy. Klebanov pointed out that Russian medical science had recently made certain progress in spite of the complicated situation. The minister said he believed that the joint actions of the ministries, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, scientific and business teams would put Russia back to the mainstream of the world medicine.
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