RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF POLYCLINICS POST FLOOD

Project RECONSTRUCTION AND REHABILITATION OF POLYCLINICS POST FLOOD
Objectives

• Restore functionality of Doboj Polyclinic to its normal capacity through the replacement of medical equipment and furniture. • Support the øood contingency plan of Maglaj Polyclinic through reconstruction and transformation of the roof attic into a functional space.

Project Partners The Management of Doboj & Maglaj Polyclinic
Activities

Restore functionality of Doboj Polyclinic to its normal capacity through the replacement of medical equipment and furniture. • Support the flood contingency plan of Maglaj Polyclinic through reconstruction and transformation of the roof attic into a functional space.

Locations • Doboj Polyclinic in Doboj Munacipality, Republic of Srpska • Maglaj Polyclinic in Maglaj Municipality, ;enica-Doboj Canton
Period August 2014 –September 2016
Accomplishments

• Handed over equipment and furniture for the following departments at Doboj Polyclinic: I. Paediatric (Exam table, Paed ECG machine, Oxygen instrument, Paed resuscitation set, working table, chair, cabinet, etc.) II. Physiotherapy (Diadynamic current therapy, magnetic therapy machine, ultrasound therapy, therapeutic bed, Bobath physiotherapy plinths, etc.) BACKGROUND Continuous, heavy rainfall in mid-May 2014 resulted in extensive øooding in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, over a million people were affected by øooding, almost 90,000 were displaced, and 25 casualties were recorded. The severe and widespread rains triggered over 3,000 landslides. Floods and landslides hit 75,000 houses, of which 25,000 were severely damaged or destroyed, and also caused extensive damage to livelihoods, health and water and sanitation facilities. As most of the polyclinic in Bosnia & Herzegovina has the same setup, both Doboj and Maglaj Polyclinics were affected almost similarly. Both are located near the Bosna River, and the øood caused destruction to everything including the medical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. The øood had also affected the non-medical equipment, including several vehicles and the laundry department’s equipment. III. Laboratory (Vaccine fridge, sterilizer machine, etc.) IV. Gynaecology (working table, chair, cabinet, etc.) 7. X-ray and diagnostics (Exam table, X-ray accessories, etc.) • Completed roof reconstruction at Maglaj Polyclinic and additional rooms under the attic (approx. 500 m2) to station: I. Physical therapy II. X-ray & Radiology

Doboj Polyclinic: serves between 40,000 to 70,000 people from surrounding areas. Maglaj Polyclinic: serves estimated 25,000 people.

BACKGROUND

Continuous, heavy rainfall in mid-May 2014 resulted in extensive øooding in Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia. In Bosnia & Herzegovina, over a million people were affected by øooding, almost 90,000 were displaced, and 25 casualties were recorded. The severe and widespread rains triggered over 3,000 landslides. Floods and landslides hit 75,000 houses, of which 25,000 were severely damaged or destroyed, and also caused extensive damage to livelihoods, health and water and sanitation facilities. As most of the polyclinic in Bosnia & Herzegovina has the same setup, both Doboj and Maglaj Polyclinics were affected almost similarly. Both are located near the Bosna River, and the øood caused destruction to everything including the medical diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. The øood had also affected the non-medical equipment, including several vehicles and the laundry department’s equipment.

MERCY MALAYSIA’S EFFORTS/ ACTIVITIES

MERCY Malaysia responded to the øood emergency in Bosnia & Herzegovina in 2014 and proposed medium to long term plan to support the recovery of the aected health centres there. At the end of 2014, the Govt. of Bosnia & Herzegovina, funded by the European Commission (EU) through UNDP began the post-øood recovery process which included reconstruction and rehabilitation of damaged government infrastructure. In late 2015, the recovery process was completed in stages. As Doboj Polyclinic could not secure at least 50% of the equipment and furniture required to run their services themselves, MERCY Malaysia agreed to support those gaps and fullled the requests by June 2016. An ocial handover ceremony followed through in September 2016, ociated and attended by the Ambassador of Malaysia to Sarajevo H.E. Datuk Anuar Kasman and the Sun Managing Director, Mr. Freddie Ng. Meanwhile, Maglaj Polyclinic managed to secure almost all of the required support to restore their services as normal. Therefore, they requested for a reconstruction of the polyclinic’s roof to transform the space underneath into a functional area, as well as to relocate the critical departments and equipment located in the basement of the polyclinic. The project was completed in November 2016.