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22 January, Friday

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Infectious COVID hospital will be built in Ulyanovsk Region using Sterlitamak project


Today a delegation from the Ulyanovsk Region visited the Sterlitamak Clinical Diagnostic Infectious Center. The Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region, Alexander Smekalin, the Minister of Construction and Architecture Konstantin Aleksich, and the Health Development Department of the Ministry of Health of the region Olesya Kolotik-Kameneva examined the hospital in detail, in which construction work was completed just yesterday.

The new clinical center was built in 50 days. Now there are still workers at the construction site who help the medical professionals in the commissioning work.

The hospital's total capacity is 70 isolated wards, including 60 wards for round-the-clock stay (40 for adults and 20 for children) and 14 intensive care wards. The number of beds in normal operation is 74. Additionally, 260 beds can be placed, up to 350 beds with 100% oxygen connection can be deployed in case of emergency. The infectious disease department will be equipped with individual wards with access to the street with two chambers and sanitary facilities, including a shower cabin, a toilet bowl, a washbasin, with oxygen supply. The center will also include the admission and diagnostic department (including rooms for computed tomography, endoscopy, ultrasound diagnostics, functional diagnostics, and an X-ray room). There will also be the maternity and children's departments, surgical unit.

Following the hospital visit, the Chairman of the Government of the Ulyanovsk Region, Alexander Smekalin, noted that they had serious intentions to adopt the Bashkortostan practice. The Ulyanovsk region is already the 15th entity to take this project as a basis. A similar center has already been built in Chelyabinsk.

"I am very pleased that the leadership of the Republic of Bashkortostan has approached the solution of an essential social, state task regarding the creation of infrastructure to counter the new coronavirus infection, not just from a technical point of view. In fact, it seemed to me that this hospital, these buildings can initiate a whole direction of fundamental change in the attitude towards medical facilities, Alexander Smekalin said. "I am sure that we will build our cooperation and will be very grateful if the leadership of the republic assists in the creation of such facilities in our region".

/translated by Tatiana Aksyutina
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