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The staff of the 9th Diagnostic and Treatment Center (LDC) of the Ministry of Defense of Russia was grateful to the President of the Russian Federation for high achievements in the field of health protection of personnel of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and their families, a great contribution to the development of domestic health care.

Deputy Minister of Defense of the Russian Federation Timur Ivanov presented the gratitude of the President of Russia to the head of the departmental medical institution, Major General of the Medical Service Konstantin Kuvshinov.

The 9th Medical Center is a large multifunctional medical and prophylactic institution designed to provide medical assistance to military personnel, military service veterans and their families.

In addition to the main base, the center includes four polyclinics for admitting adult patients, a pediatric and dental clinic, as well as a short-term surgical hospital with 28 beds for the provision of inpatient care. In 9 medical centers, more than 90 thousand people are assigned to medical support, the number of visits is over 1 million per year, 1.2 thousand surgical interventions are performed in a surgical hospital using laparoscopic equipment.

The medical and diagnostic units of the center are equipped with modern medical equipment for the provision of specialized, including high-tech medical care – CT, MRI, ultrasound, laboratory equipment.

In order to combat the new coronavirus infection, the system of medical care was rebuilt in a short time and a set of measures aimed at early detection, diagnosis, treatment, hospitalization and rehabilitation treatment of patients with COVID-19 was developed, the work of all structural divisions of the center was integrated.

For the timely detection of the causative agent of coronavirus infection, performing antibody tests as soon as possible, devices for PCR and thermal cyclers, other laboratory equipment were purchased for the laboratory of infectious immunology, the necessary reagents were obtained, new methods for laboratory detection of COVID-19 were introduced, the number of tests performed was significantly increased.

Over the past period of the pandemic, more than 210 thousand immunological studies have been carried out. In addition, in the process of treating patients with a new coronavirus infection and during medical rehabilitation, more than 50 thousand biochemical and 63 thousand general clinical blood tests were performed.

After discharge from the hospital, outpatient treatment with patients who had undergone COVID-19, a set of medical and diagnostic measures was carried out aimed at preventing and identifying complications and medical rehabilitation.

Vaccine prophylaxis took a significant part of the time in the fight against coronavirus infection. In total, over 12 thousand patients were vaccinated during the vaccination campaign, about 1.2 thousand were revaccinated.

In order to further improve the material and technical base of the 9th medical center of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, the reconstruction of a new type of polyclinic on Marshal Tukhachevsky Street in Moscow for 800 visits a day is being completed.

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