Moscow social adaptation centres will be connected to the Find Me database. The Lyublino centre for homeless and jobless people is already testing it as a pilot project.
In all, more than 80 Moscow organisations, among them clinical, children’s, infectious disease and psychiatric hospitals, as well as research and practice centres, report information about missing people to the Find Me database.
The Sklifosovsky Research Institute of Emergency Medicine, Gannushkin Psychiatric Clinical Hospital No. 4 and Gilyarovsky Psychiatric Clinical Hospital No. 3 account for the largest share of unidentified patients admitted to Moscow hospitals since the beginning of the year.
If a patient cannot provide any information about himself/herself, a hospital’s admission department fills out a special form and posts it on the Find Me online database. The form indicates the approximate age, height, eye and hair colour of the patient, plus a description of the clothing the patient was wearing, any identifying marks and the circumstances of his or her location. The search filters on the Find Me website will make it easier for relatives to find the person they are looking for.
The Find Me unidentified patient search service went online on 1 January 2015. It has published information on more than 740 people who were taken to Moscow hospitals without documents or were unable to give their names. Over this period more than 600 patient cards have been sent to the archives because missing people have been found by their relatives thanks to the database, or released from hospitals.
For those who do not have a computer, access to the Find Me database is available at any of the My Documents integrated government service centres as well as the one-stop shop service centre at the Sklifosovsky Institute.