OMV Petrom announces the continuation of the Medical Services Caravan project. The Medical Services Caravan is a project of the Medcorp Association and it is funded by OMV Petrom. In 2022, it was supported by the Prahova County Council and targeted five communities within the county.
Christina Verchere, CEO OMV Petrom: “Health is one of the areas we chose to be actively involved in, by supporting projects that make a difference for a better life. Statistics show that a doctor from rural areas has 9 times more patients than an urban one, which makes it more difficult to access health services. We are glad that we have been able to help vulnerable communities in Prahova to benefit from quality medical services. I thank our partners, especially the medical staff of the Medcorp Association, without whom this project would not have been possible. The success of this initiative has encouraged us to extend next year the coverage area, beyond Prahova County and to reach 12 new vulnerable communities”.
„Where people can’t get to the hospital, we took the hospital to their gate. I thank our partners who have shown that they are responsible actors of our community and have made possible the access to quality, free medical services for the inhabitants of five communities of our county”, said Iulian Dumitrescu, President of Prahova County Council.
The communities that have benefited from the services of the doctors’ caravan are Cărbunești, Predeal Sărari, Salcia, Gura Vadului and Şirna. Community members will be monitored for the long term through the Medcorp Call Center service, where they can ask questions and receive medical advice and where, if necessary, they will be directed to proper medical centers specialists.
OMV Petrom is a long-established partner of the Prahova community in the field of health. Recently, the company announced EUR 3 million sponsorship for the modernization of the Ploiesti County Emergency Hospital, the largest medical institution in Prahova County. Cumulatively, in the last 5 years, OMV Petrom has supported health projects with more than EUR 16 million.