The mobile diagnostic complex of the STADA company within the framework of the social project “STADA: we care about people’s health” has visited three remote from the center of the republic’s settlements: Medvezhyegorsk, Segezha and Belomorsk.
The goal of the project is to draw the attention of residents of the districts of Karelia to the need to undergo an in-depth medical examination after suffering covid, aimed at early detection of complications after COVID-19, increasing the availability of quality medical care, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
The initiative is being implemented with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Karelia, the Medical Institute of Petrozavodsk State University and the Center for Public Health and Medical Prevention of the Republic of Karelia.
Alexander Balashov, director of the Medical Institute of PetrSU, noted:
Since 2018, the Medical Institute of Petrozavodsk State University has been operating a Mobile Consultative and Educational Center, thanks to which professors, teachers, residents and students of the Institute provide advisory, educational and educational assistance to the population of remote regions of Karelia.
The initiative of STADA company perfectly fit into the work plan of our center, allowing us to use the accumulated experience of field work on the mobile diagnostic complex provided by the company to conduct the necessary examinations of the population of Medvezhyegorsk, Segezha and Belomorsk districts of the republic who suffered from COVID-19. This action also helped in the implementation of the republican program for the rehabilitation of such patients.
This program was initiated and developed by the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Karelia. Students and teachers who participated in these trips unanimously noted the excellent organization and wonderful working conditions, as well as the warm and grateful attitude of the population .
The STADA mobile diagnostic complex consists of four doctor’s offices equipped with modern high-tech medical equipment, which makes it possible to carry out medical examinations in remote areas.
Residents of Karelia were able to go through the first stage of in-depth medical examination, which included a questionnaire survey, measurement of blood pressure and determination of blood oxygen saturation (saturation). According to the indications, a 6-minute walk test was carried out in order to detect a decrease in exercise tolerance, determination of cholesterol and glucose levels using an express analyzer, echocardiography to identify structural and functional changes in the heart, all patients – spirometry to detect a decrease in lung capacity.
The first stage was attended by 5-6 year students of the Medical Institute of PetrSU. Future doctors took part in the implementation of this project with great interest, noting for themselves that such a practice makes it possible to interact and communicate with patients to identify post-ovarian disorders from various organs and systems of the body, risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases. With great enthusiasm, medical students gave individual advice on self-rehabilitation after suffering a new coronavirus infection, in accordance with WHO recommendations.
As a result of the field work, more than 250 patients underwent in-depth medical examination. Thanks to the chief doctors of the Medvezhyegorsk and Belomorsk Central Regional Hospital, medical students were able to see the organization of the medical service in the region and its development prospects.
Such actions are an excellent example of interaction between the chief doctors of the Central District Hospital, representatives of the medical community and the population to fulfill the main task of preserving the health of the republic’s residents.