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The Occupational Health Clinic

The Occupational Health Clinic

The Occupational Health Clinic is part of the Institute of Public Health and Occupational Health of the NAO "Medical University of Karaganda" of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan and coordinates the Service of occupational Pathology of the Republic.

It is also a medical and diagnostic organization that provides outpatient, qualified and specialized medical care to the population.

Strategic directions of the Occupational Health Clinic:

1. Strengthening the health of the population of industrial regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2. Improving the efficiency of occupational pathology service management in the healthcare system of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

The main priority areas of the work of the occupational health clinic are:

· study of the basics of the formation and management of the health of workers;

· development of prevention and early diagnosis, timely and effective treatment of occupational diseases, diagnostic standards, treatment of occupational diseases;

· participation in the development of regulatory legal acts and scientific and technical documents in the field of occupational hygiene, toxicology and occupational diseases, sanitary and hygienic well-being of the population of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The main directions of the clinic of professional health:

- provides a guaranteed amount of free medical care to provide specialized medical care to patients suffering from occupational diseases;

- conducts an examination of the connection of the disease with the profession;

- supervises the occupational pathology service of the republic and is an organizational and methodological center for providing occupational pathology assistance to the population of the republic;

- provides practical assistance to healthcare organizations in conducting mandatory preliminary and periodic medical examinations of persons working in harmful and dangerous working conditions, as well as in complex and conflict cases arising during mandatory preliminary and periodic medical examinations, conducting expertise on professional suitability;

- conducts medical rehabilitation measures for persons with high risk factors for the development of diseases of occupational pathology and develops preventive programs for workers in harmful and dangerous working conditions.

Highly specialized doctors possess methods of endoscopic and ultrasound diagnostics, determination of FVD and ECG, audiometry and electromyography, diagnosis of genetically determined and allergic diseases, determination of heavy metal salts in biological media and detection of a wide range of professional and household allergens.

The Occupational health clinic uses the most modern methods of diagnosing diseases of the bronchi and lungs, gastrointestinal tract, liver, biliary tract, skin, cardiovascular, nervous and urinary systems.