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"Project for improvement of the hospital environment of the PHI Clinical Hospital Stip through the procurement of ambulances"

The Center for development of the East planning region as implementer of the "Project for improvement of the hospital environment of the PHI Clinical Hospital Stip through the procurement of ambulances", from the grant of the Japanese Embassy, ​​provided two ambulances for the PHI Clinical Hospital Stip. The purchase of two ambulances FIAT NEW DOBLO 1.3 Multijet Amb. will enable renewal of the fleet of the clinic with appropriate medical equipment. Thus, the whole process of patient transport and care will be at a higher level. With the help of new vehicles, the safety and comfort of the patients from the East Planning Region will increase, especially when transporting to clinics in Skopje, but also to specialized clinics in Ohrid, Bitola and Prilep.

PHI Clinical hospital Shtip provides medical care to residents of the East region and to some of the residents living in the Vardar region. The total number of potential patients is about 250,000. The transport of patients in existing vehicles increases the risk of deterioration in their condition, and the lack of adequate heating and cooling in vehicles further influences possible complications for the health of the patient whose condition is already endangered for health reasons. The vehicles are often spoiled on the road, thus transporting the patient to a delay of up to a dozen hours along the route. The risk of accidents, injury and death is increased primarily for patients, but also for the medical team accompanying the patient when transporting to another clinic. Lack of appropriate medical equipment complicates the process of monitoring the patient's health status by the medical team and providing emergency assistance on the road.

For that purpose, on March 9, 2018, in the Holiday Inn hotel with the Ambassador of Japan Keiko Haneda signed the contracts for the procurement of vehicles that are expected to be donated to the Clinical Hospital Stip in the middle of May 2018.

This activity once again shows that the Center for Development of the East Planning Region, in addition to the cooperation with the municipalities in the region, works with other stakeholders in the region, thus contributing to a greater extent for the implementation of the Programme for development of the East Planning Region.