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Ivan Belozertsev monitors Penza perinatal center construction process

12:07 | 07.01.2016 | Society

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Penza, 7 January 2016. PenzaNews. The Penza region governor Ivan Belozertsev urged to strictly follow the earlier announced deadlines for construction of the perinatal center in the Burdenko hospital, paying particular attention to quality of work and used materials.

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According to report by a subcontractor representative, there are 129 people in the construction crew for the location that work in two shifts. Thanks to the intervention of the regional authorities and the efforts by builders, the fallback behind the deadline was reduced by a month and a half.

“I am personally and closely monitoring the construction process of the perinatal center. The most important goal for us today is to complete the construction within the deadline and with good quality,” remarked the head of the region during his visit to the construction site on Wednesday, January 6.

He added that the Penza region Health Ministry is already preparing a team of professionals to staff the perinatal center and make it operational immediately after the construction crew finishes work.

In addition, the governor took an opportunity to also visit the clinical hospital No. 4, where he met the hospital staff and the patients, inspected several wings, including the allergy wing in dire need of repairs.

Based on preliminary calculations, it will take approximately 20 million rubles to repair the roofing, the rooms and the halls.

“This hospital hasn’t seen repairs since 1986. We perfectly realize how acute the problem is for the medical institution: people must undergo treatment in good conditions. We will find the funds, no matter the difficulty,” Ivan Belozertsev assured.

Next, he visited the blood transfusion station where a new module is nearing completion.

“Even though the current building performs well in gathering, preserving and processing blood, the Penza region needs a new module of the blood transfusion station. These technologies will give us an opportunity to fully satisfy the demand of our medical institutions in blood and blood components, and, most importantly, advance to a new level of healthcare. We will be opening the new transfusion station for donors in the nearest future,” the governor said.

Reportedly, the new “Blood Service” module will house the blood donor department, as well as the facilities to prepare, process, preserve and ship out blood and blood components.

The overall cost of the new building, co-financed by the federal and regional budgets, is 184 million rubles, and only 6 more Russian cities have similar modules, the press service of the Penza region government told PenzaNews agency.

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