Berin Muhić is the Health Team Leader in the area of Canton Sarajevo, currently operating in the temporary reception centers Blažuj and Ušivak. He is an almost four-year active member of the DRC mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. When working in reception centers, no day is the same. It usually starts with a morning briefing with DRC medical teams from the centers, where the priorities for that day are determined and any current issues are resolved. Together with the doctors and technicians of the local health centers, the DRC team provides health services for people on the move, such as the distribution of therapies, wound dressings, and medical screenings. In case of a specific medical condition and the need for further examinations and hospitalization, our teams organize everything thanks to the established referral mechanism.
"I am dedicated to providing the best possible health service and care to people on the move in accordance with the five key competencies of the DRC and to striving for the highest quality and most professional assistance provision. As a team leader, I am dedicated to ensuring the best possible working conditions for the employees of health centers and DRC staff working in the infirmary. The environment of professionals and cultural differences among the DRC workers, from whom you can learn something new every day, both as a person and as a professional, is an invaluable experience. In addition, the positive impact left on people of concern who already live in difficult circumstances is one of the main reasons why I prefer working with DRC," emphasized Berin.
The entire DRC team is committed to giving every individual in need the assistance they require. Berin underlined that not a single SARS-CoV-2 virus-related mortality was ever reported in the centers in BiH during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the DRC's contribution as a preeminent healthcare provider working with other healthcare institutions and partner organizations.
"Informing family or friends about the patient's condition along with the doctor from the health center is one of the most difficult things I have to do, especially if it's regarding severe cases and their results. As every case is unusual and unique, it is important to handle it with compassion and empathy so that the relative's reaction to the news can be tempered. That is something I emphasize continuously among all my teammates,” concludes Berin.
This kind of work requires a person's attention 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so even when Berin is not actively working in the field, he usually tries to improve his skills through various forms of education. Some of the ways he fills his time are by completing courses available on our internal website and gaining some useful information that can be shared with our beneficiaries. When he is not working, he spends his time mostly with my two daughters and my wife.