Medical school will be opened on the basis of Nazarbayev University in 2015

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In Kazakhstan medical school will be opened on the basis of Nazarbayev University in 2015, scientist, microbiologist, chairman of the Board of JSC “National Medical Holding” Kennet Alibek said at the CCS media briefing.

“As you know, cancer center will be opened at the medical holding. To date, department of brain tumors, the department of general oncology, departments for child patients were created. The opening of the oncosurgery departments is in process. As part of the center, we create the technology now, and work independently and with our partners,” K.Alibek told.

According to him, holding must become an innovation center, which will develop the transfer of new technologies in Kazakhstan.

“Meanwhile, the holding company, subsidiary of the Nazarbayev University, has to create medical school in 2015 by world standards. Teaching will be conducted entirely in English, the best elements will used in Kazakhstan, “he added.

 

Bolashak fuels development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan

During the 20th anniversary celebration of the Bolashak scholarship, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan adressed the progess the scholarship has made. One example he used was how it has developed cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan. Originally posted to en.tengrinews.kz on 03.12.2013:

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Nursultan Nazarbayev has stressed the importance of Bolashak Presidential Scholarship and the effect it had on the development of cardiac surgery in Kazakhstan at the anniversary forum of the Scholarship late last week, Tengrinews reports.

The President recalled the unfortunate statistics of the year 2008 when 10 thousand people were waiting for cardiac surgeries and the surgeons “were capable of performing only 800-900” surgeries a year. “The remaining patients who were able to pay had to go abroad, while others who couldn’t afford the treatment remained untreated. Mortality from cardiovascular diseases became the number one scourge,” said Nazarbayev. 

He added that the grim statistics was changed thanks to young highly qualified professionals, newly built medical facilities and use of the up-to-the-minute equipment. As of today, 40 thousand surgeries have been successfully conducted. “All (40 thousand patients) were saved, all of these surgeries were made here in Kazakhstan and all of them were free of charge” for the patients, said the President. 

Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed one of the first Bolashak Scholarship alumni Dmitri Gorbunov, a prominent cardiac surgeon who graduated from the University of Freiburg in 2000: “You have become one of the best surgeons in the country. The 1700 surgeries you have made speak for themselves. Saving the lives of newborns is a noble deed.”

Gorbunov expressed gratitude to the President for the opportunity to study abroad. “We operate on our patients to give them a chance to recover, the same as you have given us a chance to receive an excellent education and to realize our dreams 20 years ago. Today 13Bolashak alumni are working in the National Cardiac Surgery Center and 5 of them are cardiac surgeons,” concluded Dmitri Gorbunov.