Organizations that create a barrier-free environment for Moscow residents with disabilities have been recognized. Medicina Clinic named the winner among healthcare facilities
Organizations that create a barrier-free environment for Moscow residents with disabilities have been recognized. Medicina Clinic named the winner among healthcare facilities07.12.2016, Moscow – Medicina Clinic JSC was named the winner of the city-wide contest “City for Everyone” in the Healthcare Facilities nomination. At a solemn event timed to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Vladimir Petrosyan, Minister of the Government of Moscow and Head of the Moscow Department of Labor and Social Protection of the Population, awarded a diploma of the contest winner to Medicina JSC. The contest was held at the district and city levels in 13 nominations. The idea behind the project is to encourage the adaptation of urban facilities to the needs of Moscow residents with disabilities. The level of comfort and accessibility for the disabled was the key criterion used to choose the winners. President of Medicina JSC, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences and Merited Doctor of the Russian Federation Grigory Roytberg stressed: “Our clinic is part of Moscow infrastructure, designed to provide medical care of the highest quality.
The word “quality” implies enormous work done by our entire team to take care of our patients. We have created a comfortable barrier-free environment and introduced standards that are unique for Russia for preventing falls and injuries during patients’ stay at our clinic to exclude even a small probability of such incidents. All our patients, including individuals whose mobility is limited due to some reason, have an opportunity to suggest something to make their stay at our clinic more comfortable, and we implement their suggestions with great appreciation”.
Medicina Clinic has designated parking stalls for patients with low mobility within its open-air car park situated near the clinic; there is a special ramp so that such patients could move from the sidewalk to the roadway; and there is a ramp and an electrical lift to make the clinic accessible to disabled patients. At the entrance to our clinic, patients are provided with walkers and wheelchairs, and inside our clinic has wide doorways. Public areas have high contrast markings, plates and signs for visually impaired patients and wheelchair-bound patients. Restrooms have special handrails and automatic sensor taps, soap and paper towel dispensers, as well as alarm buttons for calling medical staff. Clinic personnel always accompany wheelchair-bound patients.