Mobile medical teams start treating patients in Arctic Yakutia
Mobile medical teams have started visiting polar districts in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). Their members will examine patients and provide benefit recipients with medications. The region launched a medical treatment pilot project in February 2023. Since its inception, 230 kilograms of medications have been delivered to the main district hospitals of Arctic territories.
Under the project, doctors visit even the remotest and sparsely populated villages. After the checkups and consultations, doctors recommend certain patients receive follow-up care if necessary. Doctors in Yakutsk keep an eye on such patients using telemedicine technologies, and evaluate their condition and treatment outcomes. Mobile medical teams will subsequently revisit these districts to assess the condition of local patients, and they will also provide preventive treatment. The project aims to screen patients, diagnose their health disorders at an early stage, prevent complications, and improve the quality of life of northern residents.
These teams have already been to communities in the Abiysky, Momsky, Verkhoyansky, Allaikhovsky and Even-Bytantaisky districts, including those that can only be reached by air. By late April, medical personnel will visit all 13 Arctic districts of Yakutia. This month, there are plans to visit four districts, with mobile medical teams providing primary care in the Anabarsky, Verkhnekolymsky, Olenyoksky and Bulunsky districts.