Access to quality health care remains especially difficult in Chechnya. That is why, every month, the ICRC supplies the main medical facilities in the republic with medicines, basic consumable goods and, when needed, surgical equipment. The ICRC is training staff in techniques of war surgery and maintains stocks of emergency medical supplies for use in the northern Caucasus sufficient to treat up to 1,000 wounded people. Sophisticated devices such as respirators, monitors and electrocardiographs have been provided. Specialists in the repair of medical equipment, paid by the ICRC, take care of equipment maintenance.