Summer has passed, we have turned over the calendar and we continue working, preparing the clinic for opening, finding new friends, and, of course, treating those who have nowhere else to turn for help. We’ll tell you now about the results of our work in August.
In August, we traveled 27 times to 37 locations where homeless people could get food and shelter and provided medical and social assistance to 157 patients 233 times. We performed 70 wound dressings. Called an ambulance crew once.
As of August, the Mobile Clinic schedule has changed: we now travel seven days a week to parking lots, including the Malta and Night Shelter. The detailed Mobile Clinic schedule can be found on our website.
During outreach sessions, we come to those who need help – oftentimes, this is the only way to help desperate people. In August, we traveled 7 times and saw 19 patients. We performed five wound dressings. Called an ambulance twice.
Requests to Telegram bot
ISeeHomelessBot is a bot for collecting information from St. Petersburg residents about homeless people on the streets. At the request of indifferent people, the Charity Hospital team goes to the person in distress to understand the problem and provide assistance on the spot. In August, 18 requests were received, and 14 requests have been worked on.
If you see a homeless person on the streets of St. Petersburg and want to help them, send a request to the bot: https://t.me/ISeeHomelessBot
We gave out 10 pairs of glasses for vision correction, as well as 9 cases for glasses. In August, one of our patients visited an optometrist. We thank our partners – optical shops Vision, Ocheche, and Rainbow, for their help in making and collecting glasses for homeless patients.
60 people were tested for HIV infection, viral hepatitis B and C, and syphilis, and 45 patients had their blood glucose measured.
Available at all Mobile Clinic parking lots free of charge and without any documentation, thanks to cooperation with the district health departments. During August, we immunized 14 people against diphtheria and tetanus and 3 people against leptospirosis.
Medical and social support
Charity Hospital’s staff and volunteers helped patients get help:
– 1 person got dental help
– 2 people got specialist consultation in the city polyclinic
– 2 people got a fluorographic examination
– 4 people got remote consultations from a medical specialist
– 2 people restored their Russian Federation passports (jointly with Kinonia)
– 3 people got their hair cut
In August, we gave out: 3 metro tokens and 4 contactless smart cards used in public transport, 7 lifepacks, 1 sleeping bag, 2 cell phones and 2 SIM cards for them, 4 walking canes, 12 intimate hygiene products, 2 umbrellas, 6 raincoats.
SepaRight Waste Collection
During the SepaRight Waste Collection event, we collected medications for our patients at 17 locations.
In August, we received a positive conclusion from Rospotrebnadzor that the premises of the Charity Medical Clinic meet the requirements of sanitary and epidemiological rules and regulations for providing medical care.
We expect the final inspection of the Health Committee soon, after which we will be able to announce the date of opening and accept the first patients in the clinic.
We thank you for your concern and help to the Hospital!
If you would like to help us, you can support us in any convenient way here: https://charityhospital.ru/donate