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Lukashenko presents library to children’s hospital in Ostroshitsky Gorodok

OSTROSHITSKY GORODOK, 28 December (BelTA) – President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has donated a library consisting of over 5,000 books and related equipment to the National Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Ostroshitsky Gorodok, Minsk District, on 28 December, BelTA has learnt.

The head of state talked to patients, wished them Happy New Year and presented gifts. The children were invited to a sweet buffet and a New Year show featuring artists of the Belarusian State Circus. Alexander Lukashenko wished the children success and good health. “The most important thing is good health. You should never give up,” the head of state said.

The children also wished Happy New Year to Alexander Lukashenko and gave him a souvenir they made with their own hands.

The National Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Ostroshitsky Gorodok is a multipurpose healthcare facility providing rehabilitation to children under 18. Thanks to cutting-edge equipment, highly qualified personnel, and modern treatment methods, the hospital can provide rehabilitation of a variety of diseases. An individual rehabilitation protocol is made for each child. Rehabilitation includes medical, pedagogical and psychological treatment.

The hospital uses numerous medical rehabilitation methods, like kinesitherapy, all types of massage, reflex therapy, herbal medicine, oxygen cocktails, drug therapy, as well as psychological and physiotherapeutic methods.

In 2011 the hospital provided rehabilitation services to about 3,000 children.

The recent years have seen drastic changes in healthcare provision to mothers and children in Belarus. A multi-level system of healthcare provision was established, national scientific and practical centers were opened, high technologies were assimilated, liver and kidney transplant surgeries are performed to children. The physical infrastructure of healthcare facilities is being constantly improved, so is the quality of medical treatment of children.

Constant monitoring of children’s health allowed developing a number of measures articulated in the national demographic security program for 2011-2015.

Taking part in the New Year charity event for children a day before, Alexander Lukashenko said that he was going to meet with children who were left without parents and children who will have to celebrate New Year’s Day in hospital to give them presents. “Holiday will come to each child!” the President said.

The press service of the head of state informed that Alexander Lukashenko is going to visit children’s social facilities on 29 and 30 December.

The charity campaign “Our Children” is held in Belarus from 12 December 2011 to 12 January 2012. Taking part in it are top government officials, heads of banks, companies and business people.