Trip to Bryansk Region 2017-03-08 15:30:00 Bryansk Vladimir Putin toured the new perinatal center at Bryansk City Hospital No. 1 and congratulated the staff on International Women’s Day. Accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Healthcare Minister Veronika Skvortsova and head of the centre Alexander Kulachenko, the President viewed the surgery unit, an intensive care ward, an incubator for premature babies, and the telemedicine centre, which allows for speaking with doctors at other medical facilities. Mr Putin also talked to a young mother, one of the centre’s patients. It took eighteen months to build the new perinatal centre in Bryansk. The facility, which can provide care to very small babies weighing as little as 500 grams, will treat patients with the most complicated pregnancies that require high-tech assistance. The facility will have consultative-diagnostic, reception, maternity, and post-natal departments, a surgery unit, an intensive care and intensive therapy department for women and newborns, a pregnancy pathology department, and a number of other units. The perinatal centre is capable of rendering all kinds of in-patient specialised high-tech medical care in the areas of obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology, and can provide women and children with outpatient consultations and diagnostics as well as medical rehabilitation. The President had a brief conversation with the staff of the perinatal centre.