Family doctors from the east of Ukraine started receiving special bags with essential equipment for their everyday work.

The world continues to adapt to the new conditions imposed by COVID-19, and people try to enjoy their lives as best as they can, some of them still working and living in quarantine. The healthcare remains under stress and in need of extensive support.

Primary healthcare centres in eastern Ukraine often work beyond their capacity. Sometimes they lack basic means to provide healthcare services to the population. Old infrastructure, lack of staff and outdated equipment are the main challenges which are aggravated by the current COVID-19 pandemic.

To support the healthcare system in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (eastern Ukraine) we initiated procurement measures to strengthen the capacity of 18 Primary Healthcare Centres.

The family doctors working in the centres may be the first ones to contact with COVID-positive patients. As while examining a patient they can find symptoms of the coronavirus and much more. Moreover, the mobile services during quarantine have become especially important. For these reasons, the family doctors will receive 36 sets of Family Doctor kits. The kits contain essential items and tools for the daily work of family doctors. Included are portative electrocardiographs, glucometers, stethoscopes, protective clothes and masks and many other helpful items. 

Please see the full list of items:

Family doctor bag
Electrocardiograph, three-channel, portable
Blood pressure monitor, mechanical, with adult and children sleeves
Professional phonendoscope
Portable oto-ophthalmoscope
Glucometer set for professional use
Test strips for glucometer
Lances for glucometer
Vein tourniquet, for adults
Vein tourniquet, for children
Diagnostic flashlight
Three-channel electrocardiograph strips
Surgical masks, single-use
Anti-epidemic clothing set

“We are very happy to find out that there are people and organizations who value the hard work of doctors and are ready to support them”, the Selidove city council mentioned in their post

Family doctors of Selidove healthcare centre were among the first to receive the kits.

We plan to supply the kits to 9 healthcare facilities in Donetsk and 9 in Luhansk Oblasts – 18 healthcare facilities in total. Please see the full list of healthcare facilities which will receive the bags.

Municipal non-profit enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” of Bilovodsk village council, Bilovodsk district, Luhansk region
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” Chmyriwka village council, Starobilsk district, Luhansk region
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Krasnorichenske General practice and family medicine clinic” of Krasnorichenske village council, Kreminna district, Luhansk region
Municipal non-profit enterprise of Lysychansk city council, Luhansk region, “Primary healthcare centre No. 1”
Municipal non-profit enterprise of Lysychansk city council, Luhansk region, “Primary healthcare centre No. 2”
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Markivka Primary healthcare centre” of Markivka district council
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Novoaydar Primary healthcare centre” of Novoaydar district council, Luhansk region
Municipal non-profit enterprise “General practice and family medicine clinic in Nyzhnya Duvanka, Svatove district, Luhansk region”
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Starobilsk district Primary healthcare centre of Starobilsk district council”
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Dobropillia Primary healthcare centre” of Dobropillia city council
Outpatient clinic, Illinivka village Municipal non-profit enterprise” of Kostiantynivka district primary healthcare centre”
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” of Lyman city council
Municipal non-profit enterprise “Manhush Primary healthcare centre"
Municipal enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” of Sloviansk district, Donetsk region
Municipal enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” of Novohrodivka city council
Municipal enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” of Pokrovsk city council, Donetsk region
Municipal enterprise “Primary healthcare centre” of Selydove city council
Municipal enterprise “Primary healthcare centre of Shakhove township council”

The first procurements have already brought first words of thanks.