The Centre for Pediatric Oncology, Hematology, and Surgery for 100 beds with the most modern equipment for the application of the latest treatment technologies was opened today, on Friday, in Kazan, on the basis of the Children’s Republican Clinical Hospital of Tatarstan, RIA Novosti reports.
The centre was built as part of the national project “Healthcare” and the regional project “Development of Children’s Healthcare in the Republic of Tatarstan”. Its construction began in January 2020. More than 2.2 billion rubles were allocated for the construction, of which almost 1.2 billion came from the federal budget and more than 1 billion from the budget of Tatarstan. It is specified that this hospital is the only third-level clinic in the republic which serves the entire children’s population of Tatarstan which is about 844 thousand people.
On the six floors of the centre, there are two oncology departments (25 beds each), a hematology and immunology department (20 beds), 7 intensive care beds for bone marrow, and the same number of beds for a stem cell transplantation procedure, plus a day hospital for 16 beds. In addition, the centre houses a laboratory complex (clinical, biochemical, immunological laboratories, hemostasis laboratory, cytogenetic, molecular genetic laboratories), blood transfusion, and radiation diagnostics departments (roentgenology, CT, MRI).
Among the methods of high-tech treatment, it is planned to carry out a procedure for transplantation of bone marrow and hematopoietic stem cells which is currently being performed in the federal centres of Moscow and St. Petersburg. It is expected that the centre will also accept children from other subjects of the Volga Federal District for treatment, due to which the number of patients will increase 2.5 times. Currently, the leading universities of the country are completing the training of pediatric oncologists, hematologists, anesthesiologists-resuscitators, as well as immunologists, geneticists, cytologists, HLA typing doctors, and transfusion doctors who are to be sent to work in the new centre.