14 cars granted to family doctors to serve the population of the remote villages of the Issyk-Kul oblast of the Kyrgyz Republic

Local news, 08.09.2017

The Embassy of Switzerland in the Kyrgyz Republic and the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic awarded fourteen automobiles Lada 21310 to family group practitioners of the Ton, Jeti Oguz and Tyup rayons of the Issyk-Kul oblast of Kyrgyzstan on 8th of September 2017. 

Cars handover ceremony: Véronique Hulmann, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Kyrgyz Republic, is giving a key to beneficiaries © Swiss Embassy in Bishkek, 2017

These cars are granted in the context of the project “Health Facilities Autonomy” supported by the Ministry of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic and financed by the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The “Health Facilities Autonomy” project is a contribution to the national programme "Den Sooluk". It aims to improve the access of rural population to the services of family practitioners and to enhance the effectiveness and quality of health care delivery by increasing the autonomy of health care organizations. The project also implements initiatives for efficient use of infrastructure, financial, personnel and logistical resources. It has been on-going since 2015 in the pilot rayons of the Issyk-kul oblast such as Ton, Jeti Oguz and Tyup rayons.

In these rayons, more than twenty “family group practitioners” provide primary health care services to the population. The project helped to establish a system of regular visits to the villages by doctors. The cars financed by the Swiss government will help “family group practitioners” to reach remote areas.  The cars will also improve transportation of patients in case of emergency and transportation of biomaterials for laboratory tests.