Emergencies medicine hospital in Chechnya provides aid to 173,000 people since October 1999

Since the beginning of its work in the Southern federal district in October 1999, the emergencies medicine hospital of the Russian Health Ministry has provided medical aid to 173,700 people including 65,100 children and 3,600 servicemen, a spokesman for the Chechen Health Ministry told Interfax-Military News Agency on Thursday.

As many as 49 hospitals, 28 policlinics, 51 medical ambulances and 158 obstetrical points are operating in Chechnya, the spokesman said.

According to him, medical installations of the region have 3,869 beds including in surgery departments. 1,738 doctors and 4,350 medium-level medical personnel provide aid to local population.

The spokesman stressed that Grozny has nine hospitals, a maternity house, a hospital for war veterans, 15 policlinics for 600 people, 790 doctors and 1,490 nurses. (Interfax-AVN)

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