Russia‘s first charitable Medical Diagnostic Center of Women’s Health "White Rose", initiated by the wife of the President of Russia, opened in St. Petersburg.
The main focus of the center is the prevention and detection of women’s cancers at an early stage. The center reception are gynecologists, mammology, radiologists and oncologists’ offices operate mammography and ultrasound. An important part of the center will be educational activities.
Medical center opened in the Novodevichy Convent. Svetlana Medvedev called the center an example of combining the efforts of the state, the church and the community. She stressed that the focus of the latest equipment and operate unique specialists. "Center of charity, which means that treatment for women here will be free", — Svetlana Medvedev said. Abbess of Novodevichy convent abbess Sofia said Novodevichy Convent will assume that pastoral care and prayer for the health center doctors and patients.
The idea of creating such institutions appeared a year ago during a charity "White Rose", the purpose of which was to draw public attention to women’s health and maternity care. In the future, such centers should also appear in other cities of Russia. Svetlana Medvedev thanked everyone who took part in the establishment of the center.