Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova opened the fourth paediatric emergency surgery unit


Today, the Saby Foundation has opened a new department of emergency paediatric surgery in Petropavlovsk. This is the fourth operation built and fully equipped at the expense of the fund. Three operating units have been launched here, in which the most modern medical equipment has been installed, which allows performing the most complex surgical operations. The area is 620 sq. m. The cost of the facility was 335 million tenge [$780,000].

Aselle Tasmagambetova, President of the Saby Foundation, took part in the opening ceremony of the branch.

“While developing the medical program, the foundation adheres to a systematic approach: we not only promote the construction of high-tech surgical departments, but also organize advanced training courses and master classes with leading international surgeons for doctors working in these hospitals. The cities where modern surgical complexes are built were not chosen by chance: these organizations are the only specialized medical institutions that serve tens of thousands of young patients,” Aselle Tasmagambetova, president of the Saby Charitable Foundation, said at the opening.

Earlier, the Saby Foundation, opened by Kenges Rakishev and Aselle Tasmagambetova within the framework of the emergency paediatric surgery project, built departments on the basis of city hospitals in the cities of Almaty, Semey and Aktau. Thus, the total budget of the project amounted to 1 billion 73 million tenge.

The department in Almaty was opened in April 2019 on the basis of the city Children’s Hospital No. 2. The cost of the object is 173.2 million tenge.

The branch in Semey was opened in January 2020 at the University hospital of the NAO “Semey Medical University”. The cost of the facility amounted to more than 247.5 million tenge.

The department in Aktau was opened on the basis of the Mangystau Multidisciplinary Children’s Hospital. The cost of the object is 307 million tenge.

In all hospitals, children are treated free of charge.

Saby Foundation is the oldest private charitable foundation in Kazakhstan. It was organized by entrepreneur Kenges Rakishiev and his wife, philanthropist Aselle Tasmagambetova in 2002. The Saby Charitable Foundation has provided support for a total of 2.4 billion tenge over the 20 years of the existence of the healthcare system of Kazakhstan.