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Special health clinic planned for Putin's elite officials

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:08

The Kremlin plans to build a new unit at the Central Clinical Hospital in Moscow, specially designed to treat the country's most senior officials. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports.

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Plans for an exclusive Moscow health clinic for Vladimir Putin and his top officials. The Kremlin proposing a three-storey building in the grounds of the Central Clinical Hospital. Design and planning papers show space for 10 inpatients at a time and communications systems that under Russian law are reserved for the country's leaders. The clinic estimated to cost 2.9 billion roubles - or 48.11 million dollars. It will be fitted with VIP suites, a swimming pool, rooms where patients can hold meetings, and posts for aides. In a written reply, the Kremlin's property management department confirms a clinic will be built, but says it is for hundreds of state officials. Including but not limited to the president and prime minister. There's renewed demand for top-end healthcare under the control of the Russian state. In the past two decades, Russia's elite have sought treatment abroad. However, the current standoff with the West has changed attitudes.

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Special health clinic planned for Putin's elite officials

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 01:08