16 JANUARY 2014 / The Mobile Medical Units Travel to Kastellorizo on January 17th

The state-of-the-art Mobile Medical Units, supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and which were inaugurated last week by the Olympic Village Polyclinic, begin their journey from the island of Kastelorizo. On January 17th a team of 26 doctors and professionals will visit the island, volunteering their services to offer to the island’s residents access to comprehensive healthcare and support services completely free of charge.

Through the Mobile Medical Units residents of border islands and remote areas across Greece will receive access to doctors of all specialties including gynecologist, dietician, cardiologist, dentist, orthopedist, ophthalmologist, pulmonologist and otolaryngologist. In addition, the Mobile Medical Units will be capable of performing specialty procedures, as they will both be equipped with a digital mammography unit, a portable X-ray machine, and a bone density scanner.

The Foundation’s grant supporting the Mobile Medical Units marks the launch of the National Primary Healthcare Education and Promotion Program in island and border regions of Greece. This is a five year program aimed at providing comprehensive healthcare and support services to residents of border islands and remote areas across Greece, while also offering preventative care and promoting healthcare and wellness on a national level.