Visit to the maternity ward of Bauman City Hospital No. 29
Sergei Sobyanin: Tell us about your hospital.
Larisa Yesipova (Deputy Head Physician for Obstetrics and Gynecology at Bauman City Hospital No. 29): We welcome you to the most modern, well-equipped maternity ward, handling about 8,000 births annually.
Sergei Sobyanin: Has the number and quality of births changed in recent years due to the new modern equipment?
Larisa Yesipova: Over the past two years, the number of births has gone up by
Sergei Sobyanin: Has the quality been affected by the volume?
Larisa Yesipova: No. Although we are conducting few caesarean sections, among the lowest numbers in Moscow and nationwide, we are posting quite low perinatal mortality rates, at five per 1,000 births. This compares with European indicators.
Sergei Sobyanin: Do you provide any special assistance? To diabetics patients...
Larisa Yesipova: Yes, we do. We specialise in endocrine pathology, diabetes, but due to the fact that our hospital has several specialisations — surgery, traumatology, urology — we conduct simultaneous operations together with leading specialists both during pregnancy and while providing obstetric aid.
Sergei Sobyanin: Ms Yesipova, is there competition among Moscow maternity wards, between perinatal centres?
Larisa Yesipova: You know that our maternity ward is the best.
Sergei Sobyanin: Above competition.
Larisa Yesipova: We are above competition, it’s true, because we are part of a hospital. When we admit a patient for whom every minute is worth its weight in gold...
Sergei Sobyanin: Do patients mostly choose themselves?
Larisa Yesipova: Yes, they mostly come of their own accord because they want to, they even come from other Moscow districts. We willingly admit everyone. Now we also conduct a lot of alternative births — you saw the wards.
Sergei Sobyanin: You are affiliated with Bauman hospital.
Larisa Yesipova: That’s right.
Sergei Sobyanin: This is the oldest hospital, marking its 140th anniversary this year. I am happy to congratulate the entire hospital staff. Not only is it the oldest clinic, but it also ranks among the city’s leading clinics.
Larisa Yesipova: Thank you very much for visiting us. Thank you to everyone.