Olga is familiar with this portable equipment, as the doctors had recently found she had problems with her thyroid gland. Now it is time for re-examination after medical treatment.
Olga Kovaleva, Veino agrotown resident, Mogilev Region:
I would not get to the clinic in time for the ultrasound, so this new device was very handy. The doctors healed me up and now I am in good health.
The best part about this device is portability.
People from Mogilev and some villages close to the city can be examined with this new portable ultrasound device.
Andrey Kosygin, head of the ultrasound room in Mogilev Clinic No.6:
We usually use it to examine thyroid gland. However, ultrasound of abdominal cavity and echocardioscopy can also be performed if necessary.
One more novelty in the clinic is a modern thermal plate processor. It allows printing an x-ray plate in just one minute.
This is the new laboratory for blood tests – the results are known in just one minute.
The grant for modernization was $55,000. It came from Japanese governmental program Grass Roots. Its main goal is to help those who suffered from the Chernobyl disaster. The Japanese are familiar with such a problem, as they faced the Fukushima disaster.
Hiroki Tokunaga, Japanese Ambassador in Belarus:
This experience is not quite pleasant, but it connects Japan and Belarus.
Grass Roots has implemented 36 projects over the past 14 years in Belarus. The total grant sum is $3mln. Belarus and Japan continue cooperation: Japanese kids visited Belarusian recreation camps many times. The countries also collaborate in the healthcare and culture spheres.