Media: on basis of CCH clinic for treatment of high-ranking officials to be built
According to sources in the medical community, the new building will be designed personally for Putin's and his entourage's service.
The new building, which construction will be carried out on the territory of the Central Clinical Hospital (CCH) in Kuntsevo, is intended for the treatment of Russian President Vladimir Putin and other senior government officials, Reuters said on Thursday, January 19.
According to sources in the medical community, the clinic in 12 thousand squares area is optimized for only ten patients, and is equipped with presidential and governmental communications, in case someone from the high-ranking patients will have to take urgent political decisions. Besides, the interlocutors of Reuters say that the building will have two VIP-chamber, 200 squares meters. It is also planned to build a cafe, dining room, conference room, swimming pool, underground parking. The project cost is estimated at 2.9 billion rubles, excluding medical equipment costs. However, financing sources are not called.
The fact that the construction of the new building at the base of CCH is really planned was confirmed by spokeswoman of the Administration of President for property (UDP) Elena Krylova. However, the information that the building is intended for personal use of the President and his entourage, she denied. "Construction of the new building is planned for patient, for whose care the UDP is responsible for," – Krylova briefly commented.
As Reuters explained, in addition to the President and the Prime Minister, this category includes members of the Government, senators, judges of the Constitutional Court and more than a thousand officials.
We add that the Central Clinical Hospital is a departmental medical institution that is controlled by the Presidential Administration, which set up in accordance with the decree of the USSR Council of Ministers in 1947 for the treatment of the country's leadership.