ROSATOM and Maritime Territory Administration signed the Agreement on setting up a Nuclear Medicine Center in the island of Russkiy
On the 6th of September in Vladivostok at the III Eastern Economic Forum-2017 ROSATOM and Maritime Territory Administration signed the Concession Agreement on setting up a Nuclear Medicine Center in the island of Russkiy.
The Agreement was signed by General Director AtomMedTechnology-Far East LLC Anna Bondarenko and Vice Governor of Maritime Territory Administration Pavel Serebryakov in witness of Director General of ROSATOM Alexei Likhachev, Maritime Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky and Deputy Chairman of the Russian Government and Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of Russia in Far East Federal District Yuri Trutnev.
According to the signed document, AtomMedTechnology-Far East LLC (AMT-DV) – a project company managed by JSC Rusatom Healthcare (a medical integrator of ROSATOM) – will design, build and equip the Nuclear Medicine Center with the latest specialized medical equipment, train personnel and commission the center in 5 years. With this, in future AMT-DV will manage operations of the center and render medical services in the scope agreed upon with Maritime Territory Administration over the entire term of the concession agreement. It is assumed that the residents of Maritime Territory would receive the main bulk of the medical services under the program of the state guarantees of free medical aid to citizens at the expense of the mandatory medical insurance fund (OMS).
The Nuclear Medicine Center will include radionuclide diagnostic department to carry out studies by modern techniques – the combined method of positron emission and computer imaging (PE/CI) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as well as radionuclide therapy department which uses radiopharmaceuticals. ROSATOM, in the face of the management company JSC Rusatom Healthcare, will fully pay for the project which will cost about RUB 2.5 billion. The parties plan to build and put on line the center in a expedite manner by the end of 2020.
Alexei Likhachev said the project would provide for maximum accessibility to modern nuclear technologies in the field of nuclear medicine. “This will allow increasing quality of diagnostics and efficiency of cancer treatment, detection of cancerous diseases at the earliest stages and, as consequence, reduction of deaths,” he noted.
Maritime Territory Governor Vladimir Miklushevsky emphasized that nuclear medicine allowed rendering diagnostic and treatment services to cancer patients at the highest technological level. “It is planned that the Nuclear Medicine Center in Maritime Territory will treat nearly 6,000 people a year. The construction of such center would help meet the need in diagnostics and treatment of cancers in the entire Far East as well as render corresponding medical services to close neighbors from APR countries,” he stated.
The head of the region also added that the land had been selected to implement this project.