A chain of solidarity...
A chain of solidarity for a medical bus, providing mobile equipment: scanners, basic biological equipment, ECG recording machines, spirometers, etc.
This project mainly concerns the North of the Island of Euboea, a large island in the Aegean Sea, 150km from Athens and 180km long. It has more than 200,000 inhabitants who have almost no access to any healthcare.
The project targets 8 clinics and 1 health centre, but also focuses on transferring patients from hospitals elsewhere, such as Athens, and treating them in a hospital on the island.
The first stage of the project will consist of equipping the health centres and supplying means to maintain them, providing them with vital medication.
The idea is to also provide a medical bus, providing mobile equipment (scanners, basic biological equipment, ECG recording machines, spirometers, etc.). This will allow those who are most vulnerable and/or most isolated to benefit from the healthcare, including the elderly, pregnant women, and disabled patients.
Medical and paramedic teams from CHU Saint-Pierre and outpatient partners from CHU will be involved in the project to gather equipment and organise meetings.
As well as providing financial support in terms of infrastructure, heating and lighting, the project will assist in welcoming patients to appointments within the health centres and hospitals involved. Reaching out to patients allows us to carry out both preventative (vaccinations for children and adults) and curative measures. The aim of this mobile medicine project is therefore to take action where medicine is no longer present.
This project also aims to encourage other partners, medical or non-medical, to respect the right to healthcare in Greece.
This project is led by Nouvelle polyclinique pour les soins de santé Fondation CHU Saint-Pierre, a humanitarian group from Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels. It was created as a link in the chain of solidarity against the healthcare crisis, connecting with both the patients and those who are trying to care for them in Greece.