New beds for small patients

Small patients of the center of toxicology “Ohmatdet” received new beds from the company “FITOFARM”.

— “It’s good that you came without sweets,” smiled Maria, the head of the children’s toxicology department at the all-Ukrainian hospital Okhmatdet.

— Why? – At the same time, we were surprised and upset, remembering that they were completely absorbed in thoughts about the main purpose of the visit, did not really take with them the guests for the children.

— “When children overeat with forbidden sweets, their tests deteriorate, and it’s not so easy to select rare delicacies from kids,” she explained.

Thus began our first “reconnaissance” visit to the Ukrainian toxicology center, which we visited at the invitation of the mother of one of the little patients. And this parish was very timely.

Place of registration – hospital room.

While someone dreams of a new iPhone model, those in the hemodialysis department dream about life and most of all want to return home. In these boys and girls, the kidneys do not cope with their function. Some of them are waiting for a queue for a transplant, while others are forever chained to the hemodialysis apparatus.

Pale and thin kids look like shadows. “Tanya is 5 years old. Of these, she lives here for 3 years and almost does not get up from her bed. She needs a kidney transplant. And this is Nastia, her 6. She is in the department for 4 years. Her parents live in another city, so the girl is not visited and does not bring the transfer, “- tells us Angela, the mother of one of the small patients of the clinic. It was she who turned to us for help, because she knows first hand what difficulties the children who are lying here face.

At the same time, relatives can not always be there to help them. Under the law, parents are allowed to stay with the child only up to 7 years. In addition, there are children from large families, low-income families and orphans.

For all of them, the source of life is the hemodialysis apparatus, it is also an “artificial kidney”. Because of the complexity of the extrarenal cleansing of the body, children are forced to live permanently in the clinic, because even postponement of the procedure can result in death. And this means that the walls of the department are not just a hospital. For many children from different cities of Ukraine, the toxicology ward’s chambers are home to 18 years.

Hospital staff and a few parents, as they can, try to decorate the life of the children and bring the hospital environment closer to home. Our company also contributed to the creation of better conditions for the life of seriously ill children.

23 beds were very handy.

One of the many problems of the department is the crumbs that have become unusable. The old furniture was literally “on an honest word” and threatened to collapse completely at any time. “We cover the holes with blankets, so that it would not be embarrassing,” explains Angela.

The matter was complicated by the fact that all the belongings of children, clothes, books and other personal belongings are stored under the mattresses. Places for cabinets in small rooms are not enough. And to lift heavy mattresses exhausted after exhausting dialysis to preschool children is not under force, therefore in branch dreamed about beds with elevating mechanisms.

The company “FITOFARM” could not stay away from the problems of seriously ill patients and was involved in the development and purchase of new beds. Immediately after visiting the center of toxicology work began: drawings, negotiations, the choice of materials and manufacturers, heated arguments and again drawings, negotiations, production and assembly …

Finally, we did it! 23 completely new beds with lifting mechanisms have already taken their places in the chambers of “Ohmatdet”, delivering a lot of joy to the guys.

The happy children, parents and staff of the department expressed great gratitude to the company “FITOFARM” for comfortable cots with which their life became simpler and more pleasant. And we, in turn, are very glad that we were able to unite again to solve one of the acute problems of those who need help and make the life of the little sufferers a little bit better, kinder and more comfortable! But on this our mission does not end, there are still many projects ahead with which we make the world more kind and merciful.

06/08/2018