UNDP, within the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding Programme and with the financial support of the European Union, provided a smart alarm system to a hospital in Chernihiv for its surgical, neurological, therapeutic and intensive care departments.
Chernihiv, a city 150 kilometres northeast of Kyiv, has often been in the front line of hostilities, causing widespread destruction of its infrastructure, including medical facilities. The workload on the Chernihiv Central District Hospital and its employees has also increased, and the admission level of the wounded and vulnerable remains high.
The provided emergency call system is equipped with software that records the information of the number and speed of calls received by medical personnel. In addition, the emergency call buttons are wireless, waterproof, and use signal lamps placed near a patient’s room or in separate rooms that duplicate the call for medical personnel.
Manal Fouani, interim UNDP Resident Representative in Ukraine, said the doctors operating along the front lines often work around the clock caring for patients and war wounded victims. “Their efforts are heroic, but often hampered by inadequate medical instruments or damaged equipment,” added Fouani.
Dr. Valerii Vasylynchuk, head of the surgical department of the Chernihiv Central District Hospital, said that the new system will reduce the burden on the medical staff: “Our department is constantly overcrowded. All 60 available beds are occupied. Now each bed is equipped with a button, which significantly optimises our work, making us more efficient and effective.”
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