Federal High-Technology Center of Nuclear Medicine will open its doors to the first patients in spring 2019
On 24 January, the head of the region Sergey Morozov and the head of FMBA of Russia Vladimir Uyba visited the federal High-Technology Center of Nuclear Medicine in Dimitrovgrad and assessed its operation capability.
The project for construction of one of the country's major cancer care facilities is implemented in the region by order of President Vladimir Putin. It will bring together modern diagnostic techniques and treatment in such medical spheres as cancer research, endocrinology, cardiology, and neurosurgery. In addition, training of highly qualified personnel will be provided in the field of nuclear medicine. Unlike other similar institutions that use technologies of nuclear medicine separately, the facility in Dimitrovgrad is a unique closed cycle complex that will have all available methods of diagnostics and treatment. It will become the largest in Europe.
Currently equipment installation and start-up are coming to the end, including the hi-tech ones. The center is working to receive medical practice licenses for its departments. On 27 December 2018, the Federal Service for Supervision of Healthcare has given permission to provide medical services in the proton therapy facility, which will annually help 1200 patients. It is planned to receive other licenses for the Federal High-Technology Center of Nuclear Medicine of FMBA of Russia in the first half of 2019. The center will open its doors to the first patients in spring.
Sergey Morozov also held a meeting regarding preparation of Dimitrovgrad for opening of this socially important facility.
“It is necessary to create comfortable conditions for residents of the Ulyanovsk and other regions who will come to the hi-tech treatment. We should discuss purchase of modern buses, as well as overview the development strategy for the city infrastructure. Over the last several years, we have used considerable financial resources from the regional budget for these purposes. The region is fulfilling all of its obligations to build highways and housing. As far as construction of kindergartens, schools and other social facilities is concerned, we must take into account opinions of the population”, - the Governor noted.
According to Svetlana Kolesova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region, this year Dimitrovgrad will continue improving public spaces and yards within the project to create a comfortable urban environment. It will use 88 million rubles for this purpose, which is by 24 million more than in 2018.
“Our project includes comprehensive urban improvement; that is why this year we have to complete renovation of Tereshkova Street and to start implementation of the project for creation of the Spirituality park. We will continues working with the list of public spaces, which was designed based residents' voting. We will prepare design specifications and estimates to improve the Melekesski River's embankment. Within our regional programme, Dimitrovgrad territorial public self-governments will also receive financial support from the regional budget”, – reported Svetlana Kolesova, Deputy Prime Minister of the Ulyanovsk region.