“The construction of a children’s sanatorium is nearing completion. On November 3, a special commission will accept the new building. Little Norilsk residents will receive another wonderful gift.”
The building of the children’s sanatorium for 150 pupils was located at the foot of the Zub-mountain. There was a green zone there in those years, where the Norilsk people went for a walk and swim in the lakes in summer, and skied in winter.
Vouchers were given for two months. In addition to treatment and physiotherapy, there was enhanced nutrition, fotarius – artificial sun, as it was called, games, walks, physical education and music classes.
Here is how the local press wrote about the children’s sanatorium:
“At seven-thirty in the morning, this large restless family wakes up – more than a hundred children: the day begins in the city sanatorium for preschoolers. Morning exercises, breakfast, games, walks, medical procedures, music lessons – everything goes one after another, at a strictly set time.
Children come to the sanatorium weakened, and after a two-month course of treatment they are difficult to recognize. And no wonder – the staff of the sanatorium is doing everything to improve the health of their little pupils. Great attention is paid to the children’s nutrition. But the main thing is the care and love that surround children in their temporary home”.
In the History Spot’s previous publication, we talked about the fact that the weather in Norilsk is not only a topic for conversation.
Children suffering from such chronic diseases as pneumonia, tonsillitis, cholecystitis, and bronchial asthma were successfully treated and here.