NUR-SULTAN – Construction of the National Oncology Research Centre in the capital is scheduled for completion by March 2021, reported primeminister.kz following Prime Minister Askar Mamin’s July 27 visit to the site.
The centre is being built at the direction of First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Mamin reviewed the report regarding the construction roadmap and layout design.
The 16,000-square foot facility, with six floors including the basement, is being built on a more than 49,000-square metre parcel. To date, installing temporary buildings and structures, demolishing existing administrative and residential buildings, digging pits, dewatering and pile driving has been completed and work has begun on laying the foundation.
Mamin’s visit also included a discussion on transferring the tract from Nazarbayev University to state ownership.
The new centre will use advanced technologies to diagnose and treat cancer, including laser, radiation and cell immune therapies, using the experience of established cardiological and neurosurgical clinics.
The Ministry of Healthcare and Varian Medical Systems International AG signed a memorandum of cooperation Dec. 17 to equip the country’s medical centres with modern tools. The agreement involved outfitting the national cancer centre and 10 regional centres with radiation and proton therapy devices.
Last year, the Kazakh government adopted the 2018-2022 Comprehensive Plan for Combating Oncological Diseases, which aims to improve the quality of medical services and purchase new equipment for oncology clinics.
More than 35,000 new malignant tumour cases are reported in Kazakhstan each year. Approximately 170,000 individuals have registered malignant tumour-related diseases, reported elorda.info.