assistance to medical institutions
Distribution of vital medicines and
medical supplies for inmates suffering from carcinoma is
currently run by the International Federation and the Azerbaijan
Red Crescent Society.
The distribution started in May, 1997 following
the signing of an official Agreement between the International
Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, the
Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society and the Ministry of Health of
Azerbaijan. According to the Agreement pharmaceutical assistance
is rendered to four specialised oncological institutions which
are: The Republican Oncology Centre, The Baku City Oncology
Dispensary, the Sumgait Oncology Dispensary and the
Hemato-Oncology Department of the Republican Childrens
Hospital. Made possible with a generous donation, worth USD
250,000 from the Government of Japan, the distribution will last
The medicines and medical supplies will enable
the chemotherapy treatment of seriously ill cancer patients who
have malignant tumours - including various types of leukaemia.
The quantities distributed are according to request from each
institution and, most importantly, free of charge for the
patients in need.
The Azerbaijan Red Crescent Society, which is
in charge of the distribution of the medicines, will also conduct
regular monthly monitoring of the implementation of the programme
in the four above-mentioned oncological institutions.
Taken word for from press release, dated
15 December, 1997
ZAMAN newspaper, dated
16 December, 1997