10 APRIL 2014 / The Mobile Medical Units Visit Kasos

The Mobile Medical Units are visiting the island of Kasos. As was the case with the visits to Kastelorizo and Amorgos, the Mobile Medical Units will offer the residents of Kasos free access to comprehensive health care services. The Units will be in Kasos from Wednesday April 9th till Sunday April 13th.

The President of the Hellenic Republic, Mr. Karolos Papoulias, visited Kasos on the occasion of the Mobile Medical Units’ visit to the island. During his visit Mr. Papoulias stated “The work done here is really impressive. I have been following the program closely since it began. I would like to congratulate all the doctors, nurses and the medical staff which give an impressive and humane battle. What we saw here today in this border island fills us with hope during a time when we are rarely challenged to hope.”

The Medical Mobile Units is an initiative undertaken by the SNF in collaboration with the Olympic Village Polyclinic with the aim of offering health care programs to residents of islands and remote areas throughout Greece.

During each of their missions, the Mobile Medical Units are staffed by a team of fully qualified medical professionals, which offers its services on a voluntary basis and comprises of the following specialties: gynecology, dietetics, cardiology, dentistry, orthopedics, ophthalmology, pulmonology and otolaryngology. In addition, the fact that the units in question are equipped with a digital mammography unit, a portable X-ray machine, and a bone density scanner means they are in a position to directly respond even to the citizens’ most specialized needs.

In charge of the Program’s design and implementation is Dr. Panagiotis Koulouvaris, Head Lecturer at the University Orthopedic Clinic and Scientific Coordinator of the Olympic Village Polyclinic Orthopedic Department.

Approximately two months ago, the two Mobile Medical Units, along with an MRI scanner, marked the launch of the five-year National Primary Healthcare Education and Promotion Program in island and border regions of Greece.

For more information about the Mobile Medical Units click here.