28 JUNE 2017 / SKAI TV's show “Tora” follows the 27th mission of the Mobile Medical Units in Psara

The Mobile Medical Units, an initiative and exclusive grant of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), running under the scientific supervision of the Olympic Village Polyclinic, returns to Psara three years after its first visit there, to mark the completion of yet another successful mission to provide free comprehensive medical care and support to the residents of the isolated island.

The daily show “Tora” on SKAI TV, with journalist Ms. Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou, follows the second two-day mission to Psara, presenting the healthcare program through the eyes of all the people responsible for its implementation, constituting the heart and soul of the program. The show captures the fundamental need of residents in island regions for open access to all medical specialties, as well as to specialized medical equipment. The journalist navigated through the specifically designed medical units, while conversing with the scientific team of volunteer doctors and students of medical school who accompany the Mobile Medical Units regarding the procedure followed and design of the mission based on the needs of each area. According to the SNF Program Officer, Ms. Eva Polyzogopoulou, since the launch of the program in remote regions of Greece, in January 2014, a total of nearly 10,000 residents of 20 remote islands have benefited from its services.

As part of the mission in Psara, a total of 210 of the island’s residents, of all ages, were examined by volunteer doctors and the highly qualified nursing and technical personnel, while 723 appointments were carried out. To complement and reinforce the high quality services provided, including standard medical examinations and surgeries, for each patient, electronic medical records are kept and regularly renewed.