Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin opened a medical center for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus infection on March 23. A new perinatal and cardiology center in Khoroshovo-Mnyovniki built by Tashir Group will temporarily house coronavirus patients.

As part of the effort to combat the coronavirus infection in Moscow, the city authorities have decided to use Hospital 67 for COVID-19 patients.

“Today, we give a brand new building of 50,000 square meters, the perinatal center of Hospital 67, to be used in fighting the coronavirus,” Sergei Sobyanin said.

The new medical center of 51,700 sq.m. was built in place of a dilapidated maternity ward built in the 1950s. Tashir Group was the prime contractor on the project.

The hospital can receive over 300 patients, each room housing two or three patients. The center has a total capacity of 500 beds. The building has special bays to stop the infection from spreading. There will be 34 doctors working at the clinic, including general practitioners and specialists. Also, the hospital lab will be able to process up to 500 coronavirus tests a day.

Urgent conversion of Hospital 67 into a center for patients with suspected or confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus was made possible by the fact that one of Europe’s largest and most advanced medical centers has been built here.

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