The round table on problems of accessibility of spaces and services for passengers with special needs was held in the building of Kurgan airport on the 28th of March. Deputy Governor on social politics Alexander Karpov, director of the airport Dmitry Kovalenko, representatives of the Ilizarov Centre, social associations of people with disabilities and mass-media participated in discussion.
During the tour around the airport D.Kovalenko demonstrated special equipment for passengers – wheelchair ramps, color navigation, call bells for staff, medical room, etc. Also two elevators and hoists are planned to be acquired.
Making the airport comfortable for disabled people is of a crucial importance for the Ilizarov Centre, as it is one of the major service consumers of the airport. Statistics says that annually about 1000 patients with motor disorders get flights to Kurgan from other cities of Russia and abroad to be cured in the Ilizarov Centre.