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IOM Mission donates additional medical equipment to Oncology Institute

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission to Moldova donated additional medical equipment to the Oncology Institute, such as an Endo cavity probe with puncture/biopsy and a needle guide. The value of this donation is US$5,000, and it was possible thanks to the generous support of the U.S. Government, IPN reports.

According to a press release of the IOM Mission to Moldova, the influx of Ukrainian refugees and third-country nationals in Moldova has generated major strain on the national health budget due to the costliness of the provision of specialized healthcare services and equipment, including cancer treatment.

Veronica Ciobanu, deputy director for Specialized Outpatient Medical Assistance at the Oncology Institute, said the team of the Oncological Institute is honored to receive the equipment intended for patients with urological pathology and specifically with suspected prostate cancer.

“We have long wished the Urological Oncology Department to have this device and it will be very useful to us as we have approximately 600 patients each year with primary prostate cancer and many more come in with suspected prostate cancer. The device provided will help us sample the prostate more accurately,” stated Veronica Ciobanu.

The medical equipment donate today is part of the IOM support for improving and assuring the continuity of oncological treatment in the Republic of Moldova, in particular for women, children, the elderly, and persons living with disabilities and/or chronic diseases.

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