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Travelling for Health Program, Tilos & Nisyros

HYGEIA Group offered free-of-charge medical exams to the people of Tilos and Nisyros at July 6-9, 2017. This is the sevanth action of the "Traveling for Health" program, which forms part of HYGEIA Group's Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives.

A team of 60 volunteers made up of medical, nursing, technical and administrative staff from HYGEIA Group traveled to the two remote islands and offered free healthcare services to the local residents.

The people of Tilos and Nisyros warmly welcomed the initiative and were enthusiastic over the level of service, the friendly approach and the impeccable organization.

The exams were performed in the primary schools of the two remote islands, which very much resembled HYGEIA Group Outpatient Clinics. The Group set up the rooms accordingly on its own expenses, so the medical tests could be performed safely and quickly.

At total of 684 residents were examined and 3153 medical and diagnostic tests were performed. The exams took place in the Primary School of Livadia, Tilos on July 6-7 and the Primary School of Mandraki, Nisyros on July 8-9. They were performed by a team of 26 physicians with 16 medical specialties, including vascular surgeons, anesthesiologists, radiologists, gynecologists, dermatologists, cardiologists, neurologists, orthopedic specialists, urologists, ophthalmologists, internal medicine specialists, pediatricians, pulmonologists, general surgeons, plastic surgeons and ENT specialists. The medical exams included blood tests, ultrasounds, vascular ultrasounds, Pap tests, ECGs, heart pulsed-wave Doppler, spirometry tests and eye tests. In addition, 20 minor surgeries were performed and the doctors also made 5 house calls.

Note that a medical emergency on Tilos involving a pregnant tourist from Israel was resolved safely. The early diagnosis of a serious medical problem by the gynecologists contributed in saving her life.

HYGEIA Group also made two significant donations. It donated a Telemedicine System to the Municipality of Tilos, which was installed in the island’s Multidisciplinary Regional Clinic. The Telemedicine System transfers medical data in real time from Tilos to HYGEIA’s Outpatient Clinic. On a 24-hour basis, specialist doctors at HYGEIA monitor the vital signs of patients, such as heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, body temperature and respiratory rate. Moreover, the System allows direct communication, with image and sound, between the doctors on Tilos and the HYGEIA doctors, while it also transfers a high-resolution image of the patient to the HYGEIA consultation center, so that each individual incident may be treated accordingly. Moreover, a team of HYGEIA Group volunteers delivered 5 computers, 1 laptop and an all-in-one printer device to the Municipality of Nisyros.

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