The authorities of Khabarovsk Krai plan to purchase four mobile medical systems based on KAMAZ chassis which will work in villages and small towns of the region.
This news was announced by Vyacheslav Shport, Governor of Khabarovsk Krai, in his annual address to deputies of the regional Legislative Duma. He noted remoteness of district medical centres among other disadvantages of regional health services. The local authorities expect that four purchased mobile medical systems based on KAMAZ chassis will enable to partially solve this problem.
The first such vehicle will arrive in hospitals of Lazo District already this year. It will help render medical services in small settlements of Bikinsky and Vyazemsky Districts. In 2019, three medical vehicles more will be supplied to serve villages and small towns of Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, Imeni Poliny Osipenko, Ulchsky, Solnechny, Nanaysky Districts. These vehicles will help residents of the most remote and inaccessible areas consult a doctor.
It should be recalled that in his annual address to the Federal Assembly, RF President Vladimir Putin said it was necessary to make advanced high-quality healthcare widely accessible in Russia. "For villages with less than 100 people – we also have villages as small as that – we will organise mobile medical units, all-terrain vehicles with all the necessary diagnostic equipment," stressed Mr. Putin. KAMAZ is ready to perform tasks set by the President in his address, and also to deliver medical vehicles at the request of the Ministry of Health. Previously, in a short space of time the company developed a special ambulance vehicle based on an AWD KAMAZ-43502 chassis meant for operation in the Russian Far North. Later the EMS KAMAZ was successfully tested in the Russian Far East.