The Governor of the Volgograd Region Andrei Bocharov made a working trip to Kalach-on-Don and visited two construction sites at once. So, the infectious diseases hospital is already 80 percent ready. It is being built following the example of the new hospital in Volzhsky, which opened at the end of 2020. The building is designed for 60 Meltzer boxes with the possibility of increasing to 90 beds and will accommodate both the adult population of the Kalachevsky, Chernyshkovsky, Surovikinsky and Serafimovichsky districts, and children.
“Certain nuances related to the provision of assistance to infectious patients were taken into account, the project was revised,” the governor emphasized. – The work is going according to plan. By September 1, the hospital will be ready to receive the first patients and provide medical care at the highest level. This experience is in demand not only in the Volgograd region. We are approached by colleagues from other regions of the country with requests to show our facilities, share experience, and provide projects. We are happy to provide methodological assistance.
According to the press service of the Volgograd region administration, the total area of the building is 2.6 thousand square meters. More than 120 specialists and 10 pieces of equipment work at the site every day. The contractor JSC “Privolzhtransstroy” completed the main construction and installation work: the “box” is completely ready, the external and internal engineering networks have been mounted, a boiler room has been built, an entrance box with a disinfection room for ambulances. Now the facility is carrying out internal finishing work, a system of mudic gases is being carried out, the next step is the completion of the improvement of the territory, the installation of equipment and furniture. Especially for this infectious disease, more than 1.1 thousand units are purchased, including ventilators, a mobile X-ray machine, a remote-controlled X-ray diagnostic complex, a gasifier, patient condition monitors, etc.
– The situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in the Volgograd region is stable, predictable and controlled, says Andrey Bocharov. – Today, 1875 beds are deployed in 14 hospitals, of which about 30 percent are in reserve. Mass vaccination of residents is actively carried out: 315 thousand people have already been vaccinated. Work continues on the creation of a modern medical infrastructure to provide assistance to residents with infectious diseases.
In addition to Kalach-on-Don, the interdistrict center will be built in Kamyshin, as well as in the north of the region – its location will be chosen taking into account the opinion of the expert medical community.
Another point of the working trip was the construction site of an indoor pool for 40 visits per shift. The facility, being built according to the state program for the integrated development of rural areas, is 40 percent ready: the building has a roof, windows, doors, an entrance lobby, a five-track pool bowl and floors are poured. Work is underway to install internal partitions, rough finish.
– Residents of Kalach-na-Donu and Kalachevsky district appealed, asked that they have a real pool. By the new year, the facility will receive its first visitors, – said the governor. – There is a decent territory here, which can be further developed, filled with sports and social facilities. The work is proceeding as planned.