Due to demand, the project, the first part of which will last until the end of the year, will be expanded to include an additional, third clinic for the next two months. Two doctors and two nurses will also work there as basic medical staff, and before going to patients, they will be supported by a pharmacist who will replenish medicines. In the first stage of the project, more than half of the patients were people over 65 years of age. As expected, the most common problems were non-communicable diseases, neglected chronic diseases, hypertension, musculoskeletal disorders, and diabetes. For many patients, visiting the clinic is the first time in many years, due to the pandemic and then the war, that they have the opportunity to verify their health condition and adjust their treatment to the progressive symptoms of the disease.
Kharkiv Oblast is the region that received the largest number of internally displaced persons (690,000 people), mainly from the east and south of the country. Therefore, as part of support for patients, psychological consultations are also conducted - psychological and psychiatric help is one of the key needs of people who lived and still live near the front line. We have conducted over 200 such consultations.