Victoria Makarova has been appointed Minister of Health of the Smolensk Region. Previously, she held this position with the prefix acting.
Governor of the Smolensk region Vasily Anokhin signed an order for the appointment Victoria Makarova Deputy Prime Minister – Minister of Health of the region. She will take office on January 22.
Makarova has been acting head of the Smolensk Ministry of Health since October 2023, when the Smolensk Regional Department of Health was renamed the ministry. She previously served as deputy governor since December 2021.
Previously Head of the Regional Health Department Olga Stunzhas became Makarova’s first deputy.
Victoria Makarova graduated from the Smolensk State Medical Institute in 1993 with a degree in Pediatrics. In 1993-2003, she worked in Cherepovets as an intern, a local pediatrician, and the head of the pediatric department of a children’s clinic. Since 2003 – pediatrician, head of the pediatric department of clinic No. 7 in Smolensk.
In 2007-2013, she was the chief specialist in the medical department of the Health Administration of the Smolensk Administration, and the head of the department for organizing medical care for children and obstetric services in the Department of Health of the Smolensk Region. Since 2013 – chief physician of the Smolensk Regional Children’s Clinical Hospital.
In 2020, she was elected chairman of the Smolensk City Council, but did not perform her duties on a permanent basis. Since December 20, 2021 – Deputy Governor of the Smolensk Region.