Sunday, July 15, 2018

New dialysis center in Ufa to start taking patients in 2016

The first stone in the foundation of a new dialysis center in Ufa was recently laid during a ceremony featuring representatives from German company Fresenius Medical Care and Bashkortostan's Laboratory of Hemodialysis.

Also in attendance at the ceremony were Deputy Prime Minister of Bashkortostan Lily Gumerova, German Consul General in Yekaterinburg Andreas Klassen and Acting Minister of Health of Bashkortostan Alexander Afanasyev.

When complete, the dialysis center will operate as a satellite location of Fresenius Medical Care, and its physicians and staff will be trained directly by members of the German company.

"Company Fresenius Medical Care is a living example of long-term cooperation and reliable partnership: for nearly 25 years, it delivers its innovative products to medical institutions of Bashkortostan," Afanasyev said. "This fact shows that Germany and Russia will continue to work closely."

The Ufa dialysis center is expected to begin treating patients by March 2016. When complete, the facility will occupy a total area of 32,200 square feet and will be equipped with as many as 40 "artificial kidney" devices for use on patients needing renal replacement therapy.