Tatarstan’s International Medical Cluster: new opportunities in medical sector

1 August 2019, Thursday

Today, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan hosted a meeting of the interagency working group on the development of medical and pharmaceutical industry in Tatarstan, chaired by Minister Karimov.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Minister Aleksey Savelchev, Director General of PharmMedPolis Albert Gaifullin, representatives of republic’s sectoral ministries and agencies, SEZ Innopolis, and others.

At the beginning of the meeting, the Minister outlined the main goal of creating the International Medical Cluster (IMC) as ensuring the accessibility of the world’s best traditional medical practices for the population and legalising the activities of foreign clinics that provide these services in Russia at present.

Albert Gaifullin presented the IMC project concept that was made with account for the development plan of the SEZ Innopolis, a project’s strategic partner.

So, the site of the SEZ Innopolis will see the construction of a clinical centre, a biotechnological park, and an industrial warehouse facility. As pilot projects, it is planned to create a centre of traditional Chinese medicine and an Ayurveda clinic.

The implementation of such an initiative will help to attract investment from the BRICS and SCO countries, to promote the growth of educational activities and tourism in the field of healthcare, the transfer of medical technology, and the development of international cooperation.

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