Belarus' mobile first-aid and obstetrical station proves effectiveness

Belarus' mobile first-aid and obstetrical station proves effectiveness

The first mobile first-aid and obstetrical station (FOS) was started in Krupki District and it has proven to be effective. The medical complex “on wheels” serves residents from remote villages or towns, some of which are situated 40 kilometers away from the central regional hospital.

Nowadays, 28 villages and more than 800 people are served by the FOS. The mobile complex has consulting rooms for two doctors. One is for examinations where electrocardiograms are done, temperature and blood pressure are measured. The second one combines obstetric-gynecologic and treatment sections. The station also includes a waiting room and even a small pharmacy. All proper work conditions for aid have been created inside the first-aid and obstetrical station.

Aleksandr Sharayev, head of Krupki central regional hospital FOS:
We can provide people with any help on a high level. People come to buy medicines, measure blood pressure and get other services. Our schedule is really tough.

Valentina Protasevich, resident of village Ukhvala in Krupki District:
Earlier, people from the neighbouring villages had to reach our outpatient clinic. Nowadays, we have the first-aid station with good doctors who come to us, which is convenient for the retired.

The mobile first-aid and obstetrical station is a pilot project, which is to show how useful mobile medical help is.  Meanwhile, first positive results are obvious, thus the project has perspectives. It is possible that such complexes will appear in other Minsk Region’s districts.

Dmitry Kulevsky, head doctor of Krupki central regional hospital:
Medical service has become accessible in small villages with a population of about 30-40 people. In the future, it is likely that some samples for laboratory tests will be collected. We pin high hopes on this project.