MINSK, 19 July (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko wondered about the construction of a regional early treatment clinic in Grodno as he met with Chairman of the Grodno Oblast Executive Committee Vladimir Karanik, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that the need to build such a facility in Grodno had been discussed before. “We discussed healthcare. Including an oncological early treatment clinic in Grodno. We don't have one. By the way, it is something that is close to you. You are a surgeon in this regard, you've worked with cancer patients. How is construction progressing? Because we need to build an oncological center in the west for Grodno Oblast,” he said.
Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned he would like to continue discussing the training of medical personnel. A conference involving members of the government, heads of healthcare institutions, and universities had been held the previous day and medical personnel training had been discussed. The Grodno Oblast governor also attended the conference. He had received medical training originally and had worked as the Belarusian healthcare minister previously.
After the meeting with the president Vladimir Karanik told reporters that active construction and equipping of an oncological early treatment clinic is in progress in Grodno Oblast thanks to funding from the central state budget and innovative funds. “If all the issues with equipment deliveries are resolved, the first stage of the complex will be commissioned this year and the construction of the second stage will continue. The second stage will be commissioned next year,” the head of the Grodno Oblast administration noted.