Volunteer Medical Professionals Examined over 3 Thousand Kharkiv Region Residents in a Month

21.08.2015
Volunteer Medical Professionals Examined over 3 Thousand Kharkiv Region Residents in a Month

This program, which is expected to last for three years, was launched by the foundation one month ago.

During one month mobile teams of Kharkiv doctors have made over three dozen outreach visits. About three thousand Kharkiv region residents received the competent consultation and were examined with the use of medical equipment purchased by the foundation. According to the Supervisory Board member of the Charity Foundation of Social Development of Kharkiv Region Ihor Baluta, the volunteer medical forces are called to fill the vacuum in the medical care service, which followed the state’s refusal from the so-called “Semashko’s System” that was in operation in soviet times.

Teams of doctors compose of an ophthalmologist, a surgeon, a gynecologist, an ultrasonographer, a traumatologist, a cardiologist, a neuropathologist, and a kids’ orthopedist. In the nearest future the foundation intends to form a separate section with physicians for children, because they are of high demand.

Nonetheless, villagers of Vyshche Solone in Borova district were not able to get a free medical check-up by the team of Kharkiv doctors this week. Luckily, prohibitions of the local paramedic and the chief district doctor were artificial, and as soon as the next day the mobile team of physicians was successfully receiving patients at the Primary Aid Center based in the central district hospital of Pechenihy.

The Charity Foundation of Social Development in Kharkiv Region underlined that patrons and regional authorities managed to create a dialogue, which, as volunteers hope, will eliminate similar cases in the future.