As part of his working visit to Almaty, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev has visited today the IVF center of the Institute of Reproductive Medicine (IRM), which provides high-tech medical care and treatment of infertility at the level of international health standards.

In the course of his visit, Bakytzhan Sagintayev familiarized himself with the work of the reception office, the call center, work rooms and IVF laboratories. In turn, the institute’s Director Tamara Dzhusubaliyeva informed the Prime Minister about the center’s activities, fulfillment of obligations within the framework of social responsibility, as well as about scientific activities and achievements in reproductive medicine.

It is worth noting that in 2017, 300 Almaty families received appropriate medical assistance at the expense of the local Akimat, and about 700 people are in the queue.

The new clinic was built taking into account international requirements and is fitted with modern equipment. It features a completely isolated operating unit and an embryological laboratory. This allows maintaining the microclimate and supplying sterile air of unvarying temperature and humidity. This "clean room" system allows achieving high clinical results, which significantly increases the effectiveness of treatment.

In addition, the clinic is a prime example of the development of medical tourism in Almaty. According to the director of the IRM, the medical services provided here are on par with foreign analogues and cost less. The high professional qualification of doctors, modern equipment and fairness of Kazakhstan’s laws attract a large flow of foreigners. In two years, the number of patients who arrived in Almaty from Turkey, China, Germany, Russia and the United States through the development of medical tourism has increased several times. In turn, the IRM clinic can receive up to 3000 families annually.

For reference:

In 2017, 48.4 billion tenge was allocated to finance the health care system of the Almaty region. As of October 1, 31.6 billion tenge or 65.3% of the annual plan was utilized.

Construction is underway of a polyclinic in the village of Tausamaly, a pathoanatomical bureau and eight buildings for a total cost of 6.3 billion tenge.  Eight facilities are undergoing seismic reinforcement and major repairs for a total cost of 2.9 billion tenge. In 2017, a new polyclinic was put in operation in Nauryzbay district, constructed within the Tughan Zher program, in which, aside from receiving primary medical care, patients can get screenings to detect stomach cancer in early stages. The polyclinic also has departments of X-ray diagnostics, ophthalmologist rooms, otolaryngologist rooms, thoracic and abdominal coloproctology rooms and more. In addition, there is an electronic registry, a call center, and ambulance teams are stationed for swift response to calls from residents of the Nauryzbay district. In the near future, a medical facility will be opened in the Kalkaman microdistrict.

www.primeminister.kz

Published: 24 October 2017

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