The mobile clinics in the implementation of the National Primary Health Care Program visited Alonnisos on Friday, April 5th until the Monday, April 8, 2019 to provide free health services to residents of the island with a group of doctors 16 medical specialties.
The Journey of Mobile Medical Units in Alonissos originally scheduled for the end of March, was postponed, however, due to weather conditions.
A total of 993 tests (such as ultrasound, mammograms, Pap tests, electrocardiograms and bone density measurements) and 785 medical appointments in 512 residents of Alonissos while the Sports Excellence team has provided about 90 children the opportunity to attend fencing lessons and learn to cooperate playing.
During the stay of mobile clinics, residents had also the opportunity to attend a series of lectures on healthy eating, learning disabilities, and first aid courses under the guidance of trained professionals.
The program of the Mobile Medical Unit is an initiative of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) and implemented with the exclusive gift of SNF from the GSSE "Renaissance & Progress", in collaboration with the SA Health Units (AEMY). In each mission in the barren islands line and in inaccessible locations, the mobile clinics are accompanied by doctors of various specialties, skilled nursing and technical staff, and students of medical school.
Since the start of the program in January 2014, to date, mobile clinics have made a total of 45 missions in the islands of barren line and inaccessible locations. The program aims at equal access for all inhabitants of the country to high-quality health services.