Russia's railway Doctors by William Daniels

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Yuri dismantles some of the last homes in the village of Mogot which were made out of old train carriages. These houses once housed the pioneers who had come to this part of Russia to build the Baikal Amur Magistral (BAM) railway. <br />
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People in places like this rely heavily on the medical services offered by the Matvei Mudrov train. <br />
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The Matvei Mudrov train is a medical train operated by Russian Railways along the course of the Baikal Amur Magistral (Baikal-Amur Mainline, or BAM) railway line. Named after a famous 19th century Russian physician, the train employs around 15 doctors who make about 10 trips a year, each lasting two weeks. Along the way they deliver essential medical services to people living in remote villages along the 4,324 km long BAM railway. Though not equipped to carry out surgical procedures the train has heart monitors, ultrasound and x-ray machines to deliver diagnosis.