Moscow’s Mayor checks the readiness of the temporary hospital located on the site of Moscow ATC
The Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies has temporarily handed over part of the Moscow Automobile Trade Centre site on the Kashir Highway to the S.S. Yudin City Clinical Hospital of the Moscow Department of Health. The central six-storey building of Russia's largest auto centre has been converted into a specialist hospital to fight the new coronavirus infection and transferred under a contract for its use free of charge. Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin personally visited the building, which has been repurposed as a temporary reserve hospital.
Thanks to an agreement with the tenants in the building, about 30 000m2 of the Moscow ATC have been freed up, and around 2000 hospital beds, including 57 intensive care units, are being temporarily housed there. The repurposing of the building was carried out at the expense of the Kievskaya Ploshchad Group of Companies, with specialist medical equipment provided by Moscow’s Department of Health.
All works were carried out in accordance with the requirements of the Government of Moscow and Rosprotrebnadzor (the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing) to combat the new coronavirus infection.
Once the Moscow ATC is returned to its previous mode of operation, the premises will be handed back to its tenants. Now, they are currently being provided with open areas within the ATC site. Car dealerships continue to operate using social distancing, picking up and buying cars according to customer orders. The hand-over of cars is allowed only by prior appointment. Car loans and registration of the necessary documents for car owners are carried out solely online. The Moscow ATC site, which houses more than 50 technical centres, continues to operate as before.