WHO provides orthopaedic equipment to trauma centre in Bishkek

The Republican Scientific-Research Centre for Trauma and Orthopaedics in Bishkek  received a donation of Swiss-made orthopaedic equipment, following an appeal by the World Health Organization (WHO).
 
The Republican Scientific-Research Centre for Trauma and Orthopaedics in Bishkek received a donation of Swiss-made orthopaedic equipment, following an appeal by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The orthopaedic equipment, with a net value of US$ 140 000, was donated by WHO and handed over by the WHO Country Office in Kyrgyzstan. It will be used for reconstructive surgery for up to 30 patients from Osh and Bishkek that have been admitted to the centre with gunshot wounds following the civil unrest in Bishkek from 7-8 April and the events in Osh from 10-17 June.

Present at the handover of equipment were Deputy Minister of Health Dr Kasymbek Mambetov, director of the centre, Dr Sabyrbek Jumabekov, Head of the WHO Country Office Dr Oskon Moldokulov, and the centre’s medical staff.

“This is not an ordinary case for WHO,” said Ms Zsuzsanna Jakab, WHO Regional Director for Europe, speaking from the Regional Office in Copenhagen. “Our mandate is to provide guidance and technical assistance to the Ministry of Health. However, in the light of recent events we, together with the Ministry, identified an urgent need for such assistance and decided to launch an appeal.”

Deputy Minister Mambetov congratulated Dr Jumabekov, and thanked WHO for its “timely and much-needed” support, and expressed hope for continued collaboration.

For more information please contact:
Dr Oskon Moldokulov
Head of WHO CO in Kyrgyzstan
Office Tel.: +996 312 611213
omo@who.int