|Project||UNHCR MOBILE CLINIC|
To provide health screening, vaccination, deworming and basic hygiene education.
The mobile clinics are supported by medical and non-medical volunteers. To cater to the needs of the asylum seekers, we mobilsed a team comprising 3 doctors, 3 nurses and 5 to 6 non-medicals for each mobile clinic. The non-medical volunteers register patients and help in record keeping. The refugees have to bring these records each time they come to the mobile clinic. This medical record book allows the doctors access to their health history.
At the mobile clinics, nurses checked patients’ blood pressure, carried out eye and ear tests, and performed glucose checks.
While doctors and nurses attended to the medical aspects of screening and treatment, non-medical volunteers helped with registering patients’ weight and height, assisted with general tasks such as setting up the clinic and crowd control.
Drugs and medicine were also dispensed, based on doctors’ prescription, at these mobile clinics. Most of the asylum seekers were treated for fever/URTI, gastritis, headaches, migraine, body aches, eczema and dermatitis. BCG vaccinations were also provided to 30 children.
|Locations||Ampang, Selayang, Shah Alam|
|Period||February to December 2004|
MERCY Malaysia conducted 21 mobile clinics and treated a total of 1564 Rohingya and Acehnese refugees.