Tokayev visits Nuclear Medicine Centre

The President met with doctors and scientists, noting that the opening of the Nuclear Medicine Center is a landmark event.
Фото: Akorda 16.08.2022 212

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev visited the Medical Centre of the Department of Presidential Affairs of Kazakhstan to survey its new facilities, the Nuclear Medicine Centre and diagnostic and treatment unit, El.kz reports with reference to Akorda.

The visit began with an examination of the Nuclear Medicine Center, the opening of which is scheduled for the upcoming September. The launch of the Center will make it possible to detect difficult-to-diagnose cancers, cardiological and neurological pathologies in the early stages, as well as create conditions for a significant reduction in the queue of patients for research. Services will be available to all Kazakhstanis who have a referral for treatment.

The new diagnostics unit boasts a positron emission computer tomograph for high-speed imaging. It will allow scan from 3,000 to 7,000 patients a year. There are no such imaging techniques in Central Asia and CIS.

Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was informed about other capabilities of the Center for Nuclear Medicine, including a cyclotron complex, which will allow to establish the production of 9 radiopharmaceuticals, 8 of these drugs have not previously been produced in Kazakhstan.  

The President met with doctors and scientists, noting that the opening of the Nuclear Medicine Center is a landmark event. He expressed confidence that his activities will serve to strengthen the health of citizens and increase the availability of the latest medical technologies for Kazakhstanis.

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