TEL-AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 21, 2022–
Medcase partners with local and international organizations to provide on-the-ground and virtual medical assistance to Ukrainian refugees fleeing to Poland and Romania as part of its Medcase for good initiative.
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Team of Medcase physicians on the ground in Romania (Photo: Business Wire)
Early relief activities required an emergency response from the Jewish Agency to help thousands of geriatric refugees in Romania. The refugees were seen by providers and treated with 24/7 care, ranging from painkillers to psychological services. This initiative has expanded to include representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), a leading global humanitarian organization. “Over the past few days, we have seen thousands of refugees in need of triage – suffering from a range of medical conditions, both physical and emotional. We are working diligently with the Medcase team to offer a substantial and rapid assistance to all refugees who come through our doors,” said Valentina Khomenko, Jewish Agency Envoy in Bucharest. She continued, “Medcase provided two full teams that started working within hours at the Ramada Hotel, where they have already successfully treated and stabilized hundreds of sick patients suffering from diarrhea, vomiting, psychological distress, COVID-19, and reduced mobility.”
Dr. Irina Budrina, one of the first clinicians to visit, stressed the importance of prompt medical attention. She said “older people have trouble coping with stress, they need blood pressure and arrhythmia medication, sleeping pills and sedatives,” and being part of the Medcase team allowed for early intervention.
Today, in liaison with the Romanian Ministry of Health, more than a dozen local health professionals are now available on site to provide medical and mental health assistance to refugees. Additionally, another 50 Ukrainian/Russian-speaking healthcare professionals, along with thousands more, have been made available to provide virtual assistance through the Medcase network. Providers saw refugees on telehealth in a true multi-specialty effort, spanning the specialties of internal medicine, psychiatry, general medicine, emergency medicine, surgery, pediatrics, and more.
” Our objective says CEO and Co-Founder Kyle Giddens, “is for our company to give back and unite the healthcare community at all levels, on every continent, by democratizing access to healthcare. In a word, we must increase to access for health. Our team has relatives and colleagues in Ukraine and is feeling this crisis first hand. We hope others will join us in ensuring that Ukrainians and refugees have access to basic needs like health care.
Amid the current emergency of the Ukrainian refugee crisis, Medcase will continue to activate the healthcare community and use the Medcase platform to rapidly mobilize healthcare resources and rapidly deliver medical aid to thousands of Ukrainians.
How you can help or get help
For individuals and organizations wishing to contribute:
- For humanitarian organizations needing telehealth and on-site medical assistance, email [email protected]
- For health professionals able to provide on-site or virtual medical assistance in Russian or Ukrainian, please register here.
- For companies wishing to donate to relief efforts, partner with us, provide medical experts, and more, please register here.
- Read updates about Medcase’s refugee relief efforts, visit medcase.health/blog.
Medcase is the global network for remote and on-demand access to medical expertise that provides businesses and organizations through our full-service SaaS platform with instant access to leading healthcare professionals in dozens of languages and specialties for a wide range of scalable projects and services. Medcase works with notable clients such as Google, Verily and others.
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PUBLISHED: 03/21/2022 12:12 PM / DISK: 03/21/2022 12:13 PM
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