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25 Grozny children brought to Moscow for heart surgeries

25 children with acute heart diseases went to Moscow, the parents are accompanying them

GROZNY, February 28 (Itar-Tass) —— The first group of children from Chechnya went for heart surgeries to the Moscow's Bakulev Cardiovascular Surgery Centre on Tuesday. 25 children with acute heart diseases went to Moscow. The parents are accompanying them.

Chechen Minister of Health Shakhid Akhmadov accompanied the children to the airport. He explained that the group included the children, who need urgent surgeries. The cardiologists from the Bakulev heart surgery centre headed by a famous heart surgeon Leo Bokeria decided to hospitalize the sick children. Bokeria visited Chechnya on Monday for medical examinations of children with severe heart diseases.

“This group includes children of different age with complicated congenital heart diseases that need urgent surgeries. Over 200 children need such surgeries. All of them will pass the treatment courses at the Moscow centre. The Akhmat Kadyrov regional public foundation paid for all expenses associated with transportation, treatment and rehabilitation of children,” Akhmadov underlined.