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Russia has completely destroyed 177 medical institutions in Ukraine

May 8, 2023

As a result of Russian aggression in Ukraine, 177 medical institutions were destroyed and more than 1,400 were damaged.

First Deputy Minister of Health Serhiy Dubrov said this on the air of the nationwide telethon "United News", Ukrinform reports.

"1433 medical facilities were damaged, and if we talk about completely destroyed hospitals, so today 177 medical facilities have been completely destroyed since the beginning of the invasion. First of all, we are rebuilding those medical facilities that have been slightly damaged, including replacing window units, replacing roofing and rebuilding those medical facilities that have been damaged in places where citizens need medical care," Dubrov said.

The deputy minister emphasized that it takes a long time to rebuild large medical facilities that were destroyed by Russia.

Therefore, in those places where medical institutions were destroyed, in small settlements, emergency medical services and disaster medicine start working immediately after de-occupation, providing not only emergency care but also primary health care.

"Then the issue is resolved through temporary solutions, such as the installation of modular health centers or modular hospitals. We are considering the construction of modular hospitals, some of which have already been built for the future. With the help of the French government, we also plan to expand the network of mobile hospitals," Dubrov added.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 08/05/2023

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