October 23, 2012, on the occasion of the All-Ukrainian Day against breast cancer, as part of the 21st International Specialized Exhibition "Healthcare", Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation "Development of Ukraine" and the National Cancer Institute presented a specialized mobile medical complex "Mobile women's consultation." Mobile women's consultation” is created on the basis of an 18-meter-long trailer, which is designed for the European model of mass screening of women for early detection of breast and cervical cancer. The complex is purchased and equipped for the funds of Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation "Development of Ukraine" under the project of the Foundation "Cancer Can Be Cured. Early diagnosis and treatment of cancer ", aimed at the development of cancer services in Ukraine.
Rinat Akhmetov's Foundation "Development of Ukraine" presented Ukraine's first mobile medical complex "Mobile women’s consultation “
The complex consists of three divisions: the front desk, mammographic and gynecological cabinets. Additionally, there is the possibility of taking samples for their further transfer to cytological laboratory. The complex can also serve people with disabilities. For these purposes it is equipped with a special hydraulic lift.
Igor Schepotin, director of the National Cancer Institute: "One of the priorities of the oncology service is early diagnosis of tumors and preventing their late detection. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Ukraine. Today is a significant event for women in remote villages and towns, businesses and institutions - Presentation by Rinat Akhmetov’s Foundation "Development of Ukraine" of the modern mobile complex "Mobile women's consultation." We are one step closer to the European standards of health care. I am convinced that modern equipment will help to prevent more than one disease, thus saving many lives! "
Viktoriya Mykolayuk, manager of the program “Cancer Can Be Cured. Timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer” of the Charitable Foundation "Development of Ukraine": "Rinat Akhmetov has initiated a program" Cancer Can Be Cured ", aimed at equipping oncology service with modern high-tech equipment for timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Substantial funds - 315 million UAH – were allocated for its implementation.
According to statistics, in Ukraine the number of new and late detection of breast cancer and cervical cancer is increasing every. This prompted the Foundation to create a mobile women’s consultation clinic to provide quality, accessible and complex examination of women. Mobile consultation will allow doctors to detect precancerous and neoplastic processes at an early stage, which is the key for timely treatment and significantly improves the chances of recovery of women. The Fund invested 4.3 million UAH on creation and equipment of a mobile complex - a unique tool for the integrated examination of women by leading experts of the National Cancer Institute. "