Mobile clinics provide medical services to over 73,000 people – Iraq

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Starting from its humanitarian principles and supporting the role of health facilities in the provision of health care services, the Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) operated the mobile medical clinics and manages them on a daily basis in different parts of the country, and 7 mobile medical centers units provide their services to the local community in areas that suffer from poor health services, and medical services included needy families in the governorates of (Baghdad, Basra, Dhi Qar, Maysan, Karbala, Muthanna, Diyala, Nineveh) being the most in need of health service support.

More than 73,000 people were examined and treated, while the number of medical service recipients reached more than 91,000 people in 2021.

The clinics supported by the IRCS, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Danish Red Cross and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies were equipped with teams of doctors, pharmacists and nurses, medicines and full medical supplies, also a team of paramedics and volunteers to facilitate their work.

Medical staff diagnose sick cases, dispense treatment for diagnosed cases, treat minor injuries and perform some possible minor operations, the most important cases that were treated were: (gastrointestinal diseases, skin diseases, breathing, joint disease, diabetes and anemia) .

Some patients requiring specialized treatment or surgery were referred to Red Crescent hospitals, and the number of beneficiaries of the services of the Medical Relief Committee for treatment reached 143 at the expense of the IRCS.

The work of the clinics is accompanied by lectures to raise community health awareness by educating the community about infectious and chronic diseases and how to treat them properly and take care of personal hygiene.

The work of the mobile medical clinics is to fill the shortage of health services in a number of governorates, adding to strengthen and improve primary health care services for the most vulnerable groups, taking care of the situation of living conditions, the level of health, the nature of the roads and the difficulty of movement between the region and the surrounding areas where health care services are available through hospitals and health centers, as well as the low level of public services available such as electricity, drinking water, and others, since 404 areas were visited in eight governorates.

It should be mentioned that medical services are provided by fixed clinics in Al-Jadaa camp and the number of beneficiaries of medical services and treatment has reached 18,000 people.

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