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Construction of 34 Prenatal Centers Planned

More than 30 prenatal centers will be built across the country over the next four years, Health and Social Development Minister Veronika Skvortsova said.

"The program is set; 34 prenatal centers are planned, and in this year ground could be broken on the first nine; we'll complete this program in 2016," the minister said during a conference in Rostov-on-Don last week, Interfax reported.

President Vladimir Putin said last week that creating more prenatal centers in the regions would dramatically reduce infant mortality. "We should allocate an additional 50 billion rubles minimum this year" for such centers, Putin said.

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