Construction of an additional infectious diseases hospital began in Bishkek

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“In warm weather, hospitals do their job well, people come and receive appropriate treatment. We are glad that the number of patients admitted to hospitals has started to decrease. Now forecasts are being made about a possible second wave of the pandemic. Therefore, we must be ready for autumn and winter. Relevant work in this direction is already underway," said President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Zheenbekov today, on July 25, at an event to lay a capsule for the construction of an additional infectious diseases hospital for 100 beds in Bishkek.

According to the Director of the State Agency for Architecture, Construction, Housing and Communal Services Urmatbek Kokocharov, the construction of the hospital will be carried out from pre-fabricated structures on the territory of the Republican Clinical Infectious Disease Hospital.

Currently, preparatory work has begun at the facility, construction is planned to be completed as soon as possible. The construction of a similar hospital is also planned in Osh.

President Sooronbay Zheenbekov in a conversation with the medical staff of the hospital noted the positive role of hospitals in the fight against the spread of coronavirus infection, but stressed the need to build new hospitals. 

The Head of State added that due to the inept reform of the health care system at the time, the number of beds, hospitals and medical institutions in the regions was reduced. In this regard, work has now begun in all regions to reconstruct old buildings and hospitals that have been left standing in preparation for the autumn-winter period.

The President stressed that in addition to this, with the involvement of investors within the framework of a public-private partnership, complex hospitals will be built in Bishkek, Osh and in all regions of the country.

“We will build multidisciplinary hospitals where our citizens will be able to receive comprehensive modern medical services in one place. There are investors who show interest in cooperation on the principle of public-private partnership,” concluded President Sooronbai Zheenbekov.