On May 5th, 2021, a delivery ceremony took place for a mobile medical clinic provided to Kyrgyzstan by the IsDB. The mobile clinic comprises 8 trailers and 2 minibuses, which were provided to the Kyrgyz Republic within the framework of an Agreement signed in 2014 between the Government of the KR and the Islamic Development Bank.
The clinic includes a diagnostic unit with modern medical equipment such as a CT scanner, ultrasound devices, mammography machine, X-Ray machine, gastroscope, colonoscope, ophthalmoscope, rhinoscope, echocardiograph, laboratory equipment for biochemical and other tests, as well as a surgical unit for operations. There are also all amenities for medical workers who will be involved in the work.
A minibus for transporting patients and an ambulance vehicle were provided to Kyrgyzstan together with the trailers.
In addition, according to the Agreement signed earlier with the Islamic Development Bank, for the first 5 years, all costs connected to the mobile clinic’s operation, salary, accommodation and meals of medical workers, medicines and consumables will be funded by the Islamic Development Bank.
The mobile clinic will be shortly sent to Batken province for the purposes of examining and providing medical care to residents of remote districts.
The Ministry of Health and Social Development of the Kyrgyz Republic states the following with regard to the project on mobile medical clinics implemented within the framework of an Agreement between the Government of the KR and the Islamic Development Bank on procuring and operating mobile clinics in rural communities and several Muslim states and communities, made possible through a charity donation of Fael Khair, signed on December 3rd, 2014, in the city of Mecca and ratified by the Law of the Kyrgyz Republic №79 of 10 April 2015:
within the framework of this project, IsDB will purchase mobile medical clinics for seven Muslim countries, including the Kyrgyz Republic, to improve the quality and accessibility of medical care for rural residents. Kyrgyzstan is the first country where IsDB started conducting an assessment of needs for mobile clinics. To implement the assessment, from February 2 to 4, 2016, IsDB representatives together with the employees of the Ministry of Health of the KR, visited Chon-Alay district of Osh province, Jumgal district of Naryn province, and Jayil district of Chuy province and held meetings with the heads of healthcare organizations and representatives of public organizations. In addition, meetings were organized with representatives of state, private and public organizations of Bishkek city that could be engaged in implementing this project. On February 5th, 2016, a session of the MoH working group was held jointly with IsDB representatives, in the course of which sides discussed the requirements for medical clinics, their types and technical specifications. Based on the meeting results, the sides unanimously approved the following types of mobile medical clinics:
- CT Scanner;
- Endocrinology center with a laboratory;
- Ophthalmological center;
- Diagnostic center (US device, mammograph, EchoCG, ECG, X-ray machine);
- Command point with transport for transferring staff.
In February 2021, the Kyrgyz Delegation led by Minister Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, together with representatives of the IsDB and the Norwegian NORMECA AS company, visited the factory in Turkey where the mobile clinics were being manufactured.
According to IsDB information, in the period from November 2020 to November 2021 the Norwegian NORMECA AS Company, which was selected by the implementer of this project, manufactured the above mentioned mobile clinics in Turkish factories, installed medical equipment, and implemented preparatory activities for transporting the clinics to the Kyrgyz Republic.
For the first 5 years, the project will be funded by the Islamic Development Bank.