DYNAMIQ IN THE NEWS: EXTREMELY REMOTE MEDICAL SERVICES
As a global emergency management company, Dynamiq has been to some interesting and unique places: Ukraine, Siberia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Suriname to name a few.
In August, we were awarded a combined medical, emergency response and security services contract at an exploration camp in the Ivory Coast. This represents one of our more extreme jobs in recent years.
The camp is located approximately 250km north of Yamoussoukro, making it a remote and high-risk work site. There is no running water, limited communications and it takes over three hours to get to the nearest town to send reports each week.
The picture below shows you the type of conditions our team are working in.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
The camp exists to support an exploration operation with medical services including a basic clinic with experienced medical staff, general advice, provision of an ambulance and evacuation services.
Dynamiq also provides the client with topside support, which involves 24/7 access to our emergency operations centre. The centre provides advice from our team of doctors to on-site paramedics. Dynamiq also provides end-to-end support for patients and paramedics.
Working in remote Africa presents many challenges. Weather conditions are extreme, roads are poorly maintained and difficult to navigate, and re-supply of water and medical supplies requires a great deal of forward planning. Here, it is also a challenge to maintain sterile conditions suitable for a medical clinic.
It is important for our people to recognise and understand local culture and customs, while the complex political climate ensures that nothing is as simple as it might be.
OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES
Needless to say, adequate preparation is vital. For this type of specialist work you need an organisation that is trained and well supported. Dynamiq is equipped to meet these challenges, and has been assisting this client over many years as they develop their footprint in Ivory Coast. While many companies claim to be able to operate in remote locations, our track record speaks for itself.
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