Saint-Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov has visited the construction site where a new building for the Dzhanelidze Research Institute of First Aid is being built.
Every year, the Dzhanelidze Institute admits more than 75 thousand patients. 200-250 patients are brought to the Institute’s emergency department daily. The number of patients grew by more than 40% during the past five years, so the hospital needed additional premises.
The idea to put up a new building was discussed as far back as in the 1990s, but had to be postponed due to economic difficulties, a spokesperson for the St. Petersburg government told Saint-Petersburg TV Channel. Recently, the city authorities got back to it and in 2019, the construction started. Initially, it was planned to commission the new building in 2022, but Governor Alexander Beglov ordered the construction to be completed by December 2021.
The new building will house a multifunctional transformer hospital, which can change profile if necessary. Governor Beglov believes all new clinics built in St. Petersburg should be based on the multifunctional transformer model. A new therapy and diagnostics center of the Hospital for war veterans that was put into operation on December 24 is transformable, and so is the new department of Hospital No33 to be inaugurated soon.
The new building of the Dzhanelidze Institute will house an emergency department, seven operating rooms, and 48 resuscitation and intensive therapy beds on a territory of more than 22 thousand square meters.
Alexander Beglov instructed to consider building an outpatient clinic that would be part of the Dzhanelidze Institute.
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