3.1 Support to the development of health protection and social services
Mazowieckie Voivodeship Hospital in Siedlce Ltd. (Mazowieckie Voivodeship, Poland)
Minsk Regional Clinical Maternity House (Minsk Oblast, Belarus)
Due to the negative natural growth in the Polish-Belarusian borderland, medical care of pregnant woman and her child became one of the health care priorities. Statistics of hospitals in Minsk Oblast and Siedlce show, that in recent years the number of premature births is growing and the number of births in a natural way is decreasing there.
To address these negative trends the RUOK project partners - hospitals in Siedlce (PL) and Minsk (BY) - decided to ensure better access to high-quality healthcare of mother and her newborn baby. Within the project the Regional Hospital in Siedlce will gain new fully equipped medical rooms, created in the existing boiler house. Construction works and modern medical equipment will allow establishing specialized mother and child clinics (gynaecology, neonatal, posture and hips defects etc.). The medical offer of hospital in Minsk will be supported by the purchase of new IT network and medical equipment for obstetrics unit (computer devices, stationary CTG, portable USG). New medical vehicles bought for both hospitals, will serve the local patients. In addition, prevention programs will be conducted among the Polish and Belarusian pregnant women and newborn babies: prenatal diagnosis (f.e. USG), CTG zones (home CTG), detection of infants dysplasia. What both partners will gain more thanks to the project is the exchange of medical knowledge and experience provided during seminars and workshops.
In a consequence, the hospitals from Minsk and Siedlce will enrich the quality of their healthcare offer. The local residents will benefit from the new infrastructure, specialized equipment, refreshed know-how of medical personnel as well as free prevention prenatal and neonatal programs. It is assumed that the project will increase the safety of maternity in the cross-border region. In longer perspective the social satisfaction, particularly of young families, shall be noticed, what should positively influence the natural growth in Polish-Belarusian borderland.
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