The construction and furnishing of a medical-diagnostic complex of the Okhmatdyt Children's Clinical Hospital must be fully completed during the next year. Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman issued this statement during a working meeting.
"The Okhmatdyt hospital is one of the best children's hospitals. It is very important for the whole country to launch the work of this medical facility. Therefore, I set the task to completely wind up the construction of the children's hospital by the end of 2019, so that children can receive high-quality treatment", the Prime Minister stressed.
The first turn of the fully equipped Okhmatdyt Children's Clinical Hospital has been put into operation at the beginning of 2018.
"In 2018, we put the first phase which covered an area of over 23 thousand square meters into operation. Now high-tech equipment is operating there, thousands of children are being treated. By the end of the year, we will put into operation the second phase which covers more than 40 thousand square meters. On the whole, the modern hospital for Ukrainian children shall cover an area of 67 thousand square meters next year", Volodymyr Groysman said.
According to the Head of Government, the hospital will be equipped with modern equipment and state-of-the-art technologies. Children will be treated and diagnosed by the best specialists.
The construction of a new medical-diagnostic complex of the Okhmatdyt Children's Clinical Hospital was triggered in 2011, but in 2013 all construction activities were suspended. In 2016, with the support of the Government of Volodymyr Groysman, the construction activities were resumed.
In December 2017, the first turn of the complex received all the necessary certificates of readiness. In January-April 2018 an equipment was installed. A medical linear accelerator and a computed tomography started to work.
From May 2018, active construction of the second phase of the complex continues. 20 departments, including for children's hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation will operate there. This will increase the number of bone marrow transplantation procedures by 4 times.
The second turn of the complex will consist of oncology and dose-intensive chemotherapy departments, equipped with 20 beds for complex treatment of oncological diseases and an emergency medical center for 450 patients per day. The number of surgeries will double.