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Beautiful and light rooms, convenient navigation, MRI and ultrasound at the place of residence – after the overhaul, the capital’s polyclinics will change externally and internally.

Soon, the capital’s clinics will become comfortable and modern, Muscovites will not have to queue up for narrow specialists, and diagnostics will become faster and of better quality thanks to state-of-the-art technology. By the end of 2023, 135 district medical institutions after major repairs will change according to new Moscow standard…

For example, in the head office polyclinic number 46in the Basmanny district, reconstruction has already been completed, and in the branch of polyclinic No. 2 on Jerusalem Street, work is in full swing. Read about the major renovations and how the building will be transformed in the report.

Comfort and technology

On the first floor of the head branch of the city polyclinic number 46 on Kazakova Street, instead of the reception, there is an information desk, and above it there is an electronic board with a schedule of doctors’ appointments. The smiling cloakroom attendant politely accepts the coat. Visitors put on shoe covers on soft ottomans. It smells like fresh coffee: there is a vending machine with drinks and snacks in the lobby. On the wall is a plasma TV. In the corner there is an aquarium with corals and sea fish. Music plays in the elevator. The fact that we are in a medical institution is reminded only of the blue and white design and the inscription “My clinic” over the entire wall. This building has already been renovated.


One of the main principles of the new Moscow standard is openness to people: the availability of free spaces, recreation halls, and a buffet.

The second principle is manufacturability: electronic medical records with analyzes and research, easy appointment through the site.

Principle number three is accessibility. The most visited rooms (therapy and treatment) should be located on the ground floors. Each clinic will have modern diagnostic equipment and specialists who are most often contacted.

“The equipment is a mammograph (an apparatus for examining the mammary glands), an X-ray machine, an ultrasound scan, a blood pressure measurement system, and a 12-channel electrocardiograph. In addition, we ordered exercise equipment for physiotherapy exercises, which will be installed in a special hall of the second branch. By the way, now in the head building, as an experiment, we have installed a new device for taking an electrocardiogram, which itself loads the results into an electronic card. Over time, such machines will be in other clinics. In the head department, we also plan, according to the new standard, to install MRI, CT, densitometer (a device for examining bone tissue, which is especially important for the elderly), an expert class ultrasound, treadmill to identify pathologies of the cardiovascular system, ”explains Denis Serov.

The head department will receive an allergist-immunologist, gastroenterologist, pulmonologist, proctologist and infectious disease specialist. And in each branch there are doctors of eight in-demand specialties: therapist, urologist, ophthalmologist, otorhinolaryngologist, cardiologist, neurologist, endocrinologist, surgeon.

“Previously, general specialists worked in the second branch. And there was no X-ray. While the repairs are underway, we have assigned doctors to our two other branches: this is number 1 on Rabochaya Street and number 3 on Vorontsovskaya. And to make it convenient for patients to get there, the Moscow City Health Department, together with the Transport Department, launched a new bus route number P46, ”says the head physician.

The bus departs from the Volgogradskiy Prospekt metro station and travels around all branches, in particular, there are stops at the Proletarskaya and Ploshchad Ilyicha stations. According to the clinic staff, the patients liked the idea so much that they asked to leave the route after the repair was completed.

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Modern standards

The overhaul in the second branch of polyclinic No. 46 began in June 2020. It was necessary: ​​the building did not meet modern requirements.

“It was built in 1972. Then it was a typical project of a four-story polyclinic. Now the ceilings are old, doorways and elevators are narrow – wheelchair users cannot pass. Many complaints were received, ”recalls Denis Serov.

Workers have already widened and reinforced the doorways. The elevators, which also became more spacious, were moved to a new location.

“The elevators used to go out into the corridor. It is rather narrow, and it is impossible to move it apart because of the load-bearing walls. Patients in wheelchairs left the elevator car and could not turn around in such a corridor. Therefore, we made compartments and moved the elevators there. Now patients with limited mobility will get from the elevators into these compartments, where they can freely turn around and go into the corridor, ”says the project manager Alexander Grishkov.

The building is closed from the outside with a “sheet” on which the motto of the new Moscow standard “Accessibility, manufacturability, comfort” is written. The facade is not yet ready: the engineers only managed to insulate and strengthen it. They will soon be laid out with architectural concrete. However, according to Alexander, the hardest work is over. Repairing an old building is more difficult than building a new one. I had to act in a tight space. To replace, for example, ceiling tiles, it was necessary to remove the formwork (frame), then put it back in place.

“At the first stage, the old elements were dismantled. Then – assembling new ones. The roof was completely changed: old slabs were removed, metal reinforcements were installed. The ventilation is done. Before the renovation, there was no ventilation at all. Installed a smoke exhaust system in case of fire. Now we are doing electrical wiring, ”explains the project manager.

The previous power supply system did not allow connecting modern diagnostic equipment – neither MRI nor CT: it was not designed for such power. After the overhaul of the power grid, the buildings will be able to withstand the increased load from technological equipment.

The facility employs about 200 workers. Hammers clatter, drills hum. Builders are installing new windows with aluminum contours – more durable than plastic ones.

The clinic staff admit: before the repair, the windows were blown out, and the heating pipes were leaking. In winter, a huge antediluvian air conditioner was constantly working on heating on the ground floor. When the polyclinic opens after renovation, such an air conditioner will no longer be needed.

“When we finish with the windows, turn on the heating and start finishing with fine plaster and paint. We will lay out the floors with ceramic tiles. And in the X-ray room there will be a self-leveling floor made of a mixture that does not allow harmful rays to pass through, ”says Alexander Grishkov.

Washbasins will be installed in each office, and in some places even showers.

35 polyclinics in Moscow will receive additional capacity The average age of clinics that close for renovation is over 45 years

Good forecast

According to Denis Serov, the next in line for a major overhaul are the first and third branches of polyclinic No. 46. These buildings were also built in the 1970s and require serious work.

“The head office will soon move to Rabochaya Street. A new eight-story building is under construction there. When this happens, the building of our polyclinic on Kazakov Street will also remain, ”the head physician shares his plans.

The builders are still keeping the date of opening of branch No. 2 after reconstruction a secret. But the medical staff hopes: there is not long to wait, and this clinic will become one of the successful examples of the transition to the new Moscow standard.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Apologies should the grammar and or sentence structure not be perfect.

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