At the request of government authorities, we are improving specialist services in the city of Basra's health system, to bring them up to international standards and meet growing demand for them in the region. Through the nuclear medicine unit at Al-Sadr Teaching Hospital in the city, and thanks to the active participation of Niguarda Hospital in Milan, we plan to invest €7.2 million in cancer diagnosis over two years. We are setting up a nuclear medicine department kitted out with the latest equipment.
We also plan to improve haematology, oncology and surgery at the city's Paediatric Hospital, setting up new infrastructures by revamping the current building and erecting an entirely new structure for oncology. We also want to get up to international standards and improve diagnostics and treatment protocols at the hospital, in which we will be helped by the Giannina Gaslini Institute, a paediatric hospital in Genoa. The initiative should last two years and the budget amount to around €3.3 million.