The Ministry of health of the Chuvash Republic: it is necessary to develop voluntary movement

Cheboksary. Archive photoThe Ministry of health of the Chuvash Republic: it is necessary to develop voluntary movement

A cooperation agreement with the regional branch of the all-Russian public movement «Volunteer doctors» signed by the Ministry of health of the Chuvash Republic, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Ministry.

«The volunteer movement in medicine — it is a special mission. Not everyone can share the pain of others, not everyone has the gift of empathy. And I am especially pleased to see among the volunteers of their future colleagues. We cannot be complacent, need to build the capacity of volunteerism to expand the range of their activities, actively involve young people,» — said the head of the Republican Ministry of health Vladimir Viktorov, commenting on the signed document.

Under the agreement, the Ministry plans to implement in the territory of the Republic of projects aimed at the prevention of diseases and popularization of healthy lifestyle among children and adolescents.

On a voluntary basis

The Chuvash regional Department of all-Russian public movement «Volunteer doctors» was created in April 2016. The volunteers of the movement are students of the medical faculty of Chuvash state University named I. N. Ulyanov Cheboksary and students of the medical College. Today the Chuvash regional branch has more than three hundred volunteers.

«Volunteer doctors» are working in six areas: assist health care personnel in health care institutions, engaged in vocational guidance of students, talk about healthy lifestyles, be engaged in prevention of socially significant diseases, provide medical support for sporting and public events, popularitybut personnel donation», — said the press service of the Ministry of health of the Chuvash Republic.

Volunteers take an active part in the Federal program «Children for the protection of adults» and the action «Stop a STROKE», aimed at teaching students the definition of the signs of a stroke and its prevention. In addition, young professionals participate in the program on prevention and raising awareness about HIV and AIDS, taking part in the annual month of the «White Daisy», aimed at informing the population about the prevention of tuberculosis. Volunteers also participate in the annual nationwide «Free Russia from tobacco smoke», which is held in late may in conjunction with the national center of medical prevention, physical therapy and sports medicine.

Annually in conjunction with the Association of libraries of Cheboksary, the volunteer doctors to conduct health Festival «protect health from the youth!», the purpose of which is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the Cheboksary preschoolers and schoolchildren. The volunteer doctors take part in the «Breathe easy», dedicated to the world day against chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and in the nationwide «Be healthy!».

As noted in the press service of the movement «Volunteer doctors» help Junior and middle medical staff in hospitals for children and adults. From April 2016 at the medical organizations of the Republic labored 59 volunteers.

And volunteer, and physician

Volunteers Anastasia Glazkova Elena Panferova believe that being a volunteer medic is a very important and useful hobby that allows you in a real environment to evaluate the features and difficulties of the medical profession.

Anastasia Glazkova 17 years, she is a second year student of the medical faculty of Chuvash state University named I. N. Ulyanov on a speciality «Pediatrics». Volunteer programs involved with for 13 years.

«The volunteer work I began to engage spontaneously in high school. I really liked it, and I began to search for interesting activities and to participate in them. In 2014 I will try to participate in all volunteer programs of our Republic,» she says.

According to Anastasia, in 2016, she learned about the recruitment of volunteers to participate in the action «Day of refusal of Smoking», which is celebrated on 31 may in the framework of world no tobacco day, and met with a team of medical volunteers.

«I became a part of their team, and a year later entered the medical faculty. I participated in such projects as «Stop HIV/AIDS», «Stop Stroke», «protect health from the youth!», «Children on the protection of adults», «Breathe easy.» Now you plan to organize your project, which will be the most significant for our society, and to implement it. You may be able to win a grant from the Federal Agency for youth Affairs», — she adds.

After graduation, Anastasia plans to work in the profession and continue to develop volunteering to help new volunteers, train them.

Elena Panferova 19, she second-year student of the medical faculty of Chuvash state University named I. N. Ulyanov on a speciality «Pediatrics». According to Elena, the volunteer told her friends.

«Just volunteering, I have three years, as a volunteer medic are almost a year. I participated in such projects as «Assistance to medical staff», the «Stop HIV/AIDS», «Stop Stroke», «protect health from the youth!», «Children on the protection of adults», in the campaign against Smoking «Breathe easy» — says Elena.

According to her, after graduation, Elena plans to develop its project on assistance to those who are preparing to become young parents, to enter the residency and continue to work in the specialty neonatologist.

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