Polish medics returned from the mission in Kyrgyzstan
A team of eight doctors, nurses and paramedics from the PCPM Emergency Medical Team has supported hospitals in Kyrgyzstan for the last 10 days. Polish medics shared the experience they gained in Lombardy, working together with Kyrgyz medical staff. They have just returned. After the quarantine, they will continue their mission in the country.
Polish doctors and paramedics will share experience in working with patients suffering from COVID-19. They also helped in implementing treatment and organizational processes in hospitals located in Bishkek – Kyrgyz capital, and Osh – second largest city. The mission was organized by the World Health Organization, at the request of the Kyrgyz authorities.
-Our colleagues who came back from Lombardy on the 9th of April, participated in videoconferences with many medical units in Poland. We feel honored that WHO asked us to distribute our unique knowledge in the countries with no access to experience or professional equipment needed to face coronavirus. – said on the departure day dr. Wojciech Wilk, the CEO of PCPM.
After ten days of intensive work, the PCPM Emergency Medical Team returned to the country. At that time, the members of the Team met the Minister of Health, the Deputy Prime Minister and a representative of the President of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz authorities expressed their gratitude for the arrival of Emergency Medical Team, their courage in everyday work at the patients’ beds, engagement and shared experience.
-The members of the mission visited national and regional hospitals of infectious diseases in Bishkek and six other locations, in Osh and Jalal-Abad regions. The also discussed with medical staff the methods of treatment, infection prevention and work management in this difficult situation – says Michał Madeyski, the coordinator of the PCPM Emergency Medical Team. They also gave over a dozen of medical consultations to patients and took part in a meeting regarding the next edition of national guidelines for doctors regarding the coronavirus pandemic – he adds.
Sharing our expert knowledge in two different regions, separated by the mountain range which rises 5000 meters above sea level, was possible thanks to our cooperation with Jet Story that organized and financed the travel.
PCPM Emergency Medical Team supports those who have been fighting for our health and life in Poland for weeks. We share our knowledge and equipment. We organize help for home hospices and homeless people. EMT members have been helping in Italy and now they are participating in the WHO mission in Kyrgyzstan. Support our activities by making a donation. Thank you!