NOOR - Diagnosis
Emile Ducke was born in 1994 in Munich, Germany. Since 2013 he studies Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany. In 2016 he spent his semester abroad at the Faculty of Journalism at Tomsk State University, Siberia.
There is a lack of doctors in the Russian backcountry and a part of the residents does
not have regular access to medical treatment. Five medical trains of the Russian federal
railways provide basic medical service.
The medical train “Saint Lukas” supplies remote areas in the Siberian Region of Krasnoyarsk, which in size is six times larger than Germany. Equipped with a laboratory for
blood tests, sonography, EEG, ECG, and x-ray devices seventeen doctors and their assistants examine about 15000 patients per year. The medical treatment on the train is free of charge. Medical specialists make diagnoses and prescribe medication. Once a year the medical train passes one of the stations on the defined route.