The Government expects the permission of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspection of Ukraine so that in the first quarter of this year to open the door of the radioisotope diagnostics department of the second complex of the OKHMATDYT hospital, where, due to the unique three-modal system A Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) scan used for the purposes of the early detection of cancers. This was announced by Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Kistion.
According to him, now the construction of blocks A and B of the second complex of the OKHMATDYT hospital is completed at the area of about 23 thousand square meters.
By the end of the year, it is planned to complete blocks B and D and to arrange a boarding house for parents of children who are seriously ill.
"In the state budget for 2019, the Government has allocated UAH 600 million. Every day, the team of builders is working hard to effectively and timely implement the country's extremely important project. Specialists are engaged in the installation of the necessary cutting-edge equipment, which was found and returned with the help of the NABU (National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine)", says Volodymyr Kistion.
Moreover, he added that the opening of new modern departments will allow a fourfold increase in the number of procedures for bone marrow transplantation (BMT) and the introduction of the BMT method from a non-family donor. Such procedures today are extremely necessary for Ukraine, as operations of this type are possible only abroad.
In the new building of the hospital opened last year, 49 small patients have undergone treatment of radiotherapy, more than a thousand studies in radiodiagnosis and radiotherapy have been performed, and more than 3,000 Ultra-Sonic testing conducted. The blood center has received more than a thousand donors of blood and thromboconcentrates.