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St.Petersburg Governor officially responded to deputies of the St.Petersburg Legislative Assembly on the closure of public hospital with a unique children oncology department

Press Release

January 29, 2013

Boris Vishnevsky, Alexander Kobrinsky and other deputies of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg received an official reponse from Governor Georgy Poltavchenko on the collective parliamentary inquiry about the closure of St.Petersburg public hospital No 31.

The Presidential Administration plan to turn this hospital specialising in treating children with cancer into a medical centre for Russia's top judges arouse public uproar in Russia. YABLOKO deputies initiated several inquiries about the public hospital in the St.Peterburg parliament. The St.Petersburg branch of YABLOKO organised collection of signatures in its St.Petersburg headquarters against turning the public hospital into a special medical centre for the judges. St.Peterburg residents conducted a special rally in support of the public hospital and its doctors.

In his letter the Governor stated that a decision was taken not to station the medical centre for Russias top judges in the hospital.

"In order to avoid deterioration of healthcare services to residents of St. Petersburg, it was decided not to station the medical center for the employees of the Supreme Court and the Supreme Arbitration Court of the Russian Federation in the present St. Petersburg State Budget Heath Care Institution "Hospital No 31," runs the letter.


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Russia drops plan to convert child cancer clinic into hospital for judges. Public outcry forces Kremlin to shelve plan to convert St Petersburg facility as courts prepare to relocate from Moscow. The Guardian, January 23, 2013


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