ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. Now 264 residents of the most remote northern village of Taimyr and Russia receive medical care at the local outpatient clinic, which is part of the Taimyr interdistrict hospital. The outpatient clinic is only half staffed with medical staff, so doctors from the hospital are sent here. Annual medical examinations of the population are carried out by visiting medical teams, and in emergency cases, medical aviation is involved.
Dikson’s school has 29 students from grades 1 to 11, as well as 12 preschoolers. The institution employs 27 people, including 11 teachers. The school’s special pride is its own local history museum, created in 1962. There are five expositions here. Unique materials for the museum were collected by local activists.
The region’s head noted that now Dikson is empty, and its infrastructure is dilapidated. However, according to the governor, the investment projects that are being implemented in the north of the region will give it a new round of development.
“A lot needs to change here. First of all – to put in order the territory and housing stock. In regards of the social infrastructure development, steps are already being taken – a good medical center has been created. It’s necessary to purchase more equipment and attract specialists. It is possible to work out the issue of working on a rotational basis. We associate the development of Dikson with major investment projects on an all-Russian scale, including the Syradasay coal deposit exploiting, the project of the Vostok Oil company. I am sure they will breathe new life into the village”, said Alexander Uss.
Recall that on the August last weekend, the Taimyr village of Dikson celebrated the 80th anniversary of the legendary battle for the Soviet Arctic coast. In early August, a new expedition of the Arctic floating university started from Dikson. The This Is Taimyr also said that a polar bear rescued in Dikson, whose mouth was stuck in a condensed milk jar, returned to the wild after the veterinarian help.
Text: Angelica Stepanova, Photo: Denis Kozhevnikov