Diaverum Kazakhstan’s Country Managing Director, Amantur Ryskulov, recently had the honour to give a speech to the Prime Minister of Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Mr. Alikhan Smailov, about the current situation concerning dialysis care in the country.

The speech was delivered during the European Union – Kazakhstan Business Dialogue Platform, held on 13 December in Almaty, which was chaired by the Prime Minister. The Minister of Health, H.E Mrs. Azhar Giniyat, was also present at the meeting.

The event, held for the thirteenth successive year, intends to strengthen connections and identify opportunities for further collaboration between Kazakhstan and companies of EU origin that are active in the country. It encompassed a broad spectrum of industries, including healthcare.

Diaverum’s delegation included the Ambassador of the European Union to Kazakhstan, H.E Mr. Kestutis Jankauskas, and the Ambassador of Sweden to Kazakhstan, H.E. Mrs. Ewa Polano.  Amantur’s speech focused on Diaverum’s activities in Kazakhstan to date, and how it has proven itself to be an active contributor to its economy & healthcare systems, through life-enhancing renal care underpinned by world-class clinical and medical standards. He said: “Diaverum has significantly invested in Kazakhstan’s healthcare infrastructure since the company entered the market in 2015. As part of our vision to deliver and broaden access to the highest quality of renal care, we set up our clinics not only in large cities such as Astana, Almaty, Shymkent, Aktobe, Karaganda, but also in small villages and towns across the country. In addition, last May, Diaverum successfully inaugurated the first digital dialysis clinic in Central Asia and Kazakhstan in Astana during an official inauguration ceremony held with the presence of the Vice-Minister of Health , Mr. Vyacheslav Dudnik, solidifying Diaverum’s position as a leading dialysis provider in the Central Asia and Caucasus region”.

On her part, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, H.E Mrs. Azhar Giniyat, said: “The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan has given high priority to partnerships with European healthcare companies like Diaverum, to develop Kazakhstan’s healthcare system. This includes a specific focus on chronic kidney disease, which is becoming an increasingly prevalent health issue in the country. In partnership with the Kazakhstan Minister of Health, all Diaverum clinics in the country today have its digital infrastructure connected to the public e-health system, allowing for a quick and seamless integration between the company and the Minister of Health’s operations”.

H.E Mr. Alikhan Smailov, Prime Minister of Republic of Kazakhstan, added: “The support of private healthcare providers from the European Union will always be on the agenda of the Kazakh government”.

Diaverum Kazakhstan has a longstanding partnership with the Kazakhstan healthcare authorities, with the common goal of enhancing the lives of chronic kidney disease patients, backed by Diaverum’s innovative, digital solutions.

Since Diaverum entered Kazakhstan in 2015, it has established a solid presence in the country, with a total of 53 clinics and 1,000 staff caring for almost 3,000 patients. Diaverum accounts for the provision of 30% of private dialysis treatment across the country, making it the largest private renal care provider in Kazakhstan.

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