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May 27, 2019. Moscow, Russia. – “Detsky Mir” Group of Companies (hereinafter referred to as “Detsky Mir” or “Company”, MOEX: DSKY), – Russia’s largest retail operator of children’s toys, part of the AFK Group “Sistema” (LSE: SSA, MOEX: AFKS) – announces the beginning of long-term cooperation with the FSAI “National Medical Research Center of Children’s Health” of the Ministry of Health of Russia.

The Charity Foundation of «Detsky Mir» within the framework of the project “Opora” will provide charitable assistance in paying for medical products, which are necessary for carrying out surgical treatment for patience of the FSAI “NMRC of Children’s Health” of the Ministry of Health of Russia. Pacemakers, implants and other special constructions that are not fully covered by budget funds will be purchased. 

Today, many patients need serious operations, for which the professionalism of specialists is not enough. In order for children with severe diseases of the heart or musculoskeletal system to recover and return to the joy of normal children’s life, we need special medical devices: metal structures for the spine, “growing” pins, implants and cardiac pacemakers. The cost of these types of supplies of foreign production often exceeds the capacity of state funding. It is quite difficult for an ordinary Russian family, and especially for a family where a seriously ill child grows, to independently pay for the necessary supplies.

To date, within the framework of cooperation, two complex tibial osteosynthesis operations have been carried out. Costly pins, worth more than 300 thousand rubles each, have been installed to small patients of the Center. In the near future, several more operations are planned for 7 children in need for treatment.

 «The main goal of our cooperation within FSAI “NMRC of Children’s Health” of the Ministry of Health of Russia is to help children with serious health problems. Together with the Center “Detsky Mir” Charity Foundation makes high-tech medical services and materials available, thanks to which children can return to normal life. We are very happy that we are becoming one team with highly skilled surgeons and specialists of the Center, joining together in preserving the health of children in our country.» – said the Chairman of the expert Council of the “Detsky Mir” Charity Foundation, the Medical Director and the Head Doctor of the family clinics branch “Klinika semeynaya” Pavel Brand.

For more than 255 years, FSAI “NMRC of Children’s Health” of the Ministry of Health of Russia has been providing quality pediatric care to children from the first day of life up to 18 years. Every year, the Center treats thousands of children from all regions of Russia

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