6 February 2018, 13:09


40 residents of Kiev-held areas have treatment at Lugansk Oncology Centre in January

LUGANSK, February 6 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Nearly 40 residents of Kiev-controlled part of Lugansk Region had chemotherapy at Lugansk Republican Clinical Oncology Hospital (LRKOD) under the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme last month, LRKOD chemotherapy department director Andrey Kazmin said.
“In January 2018, we provided treatment to 38 patients from Kiev-controlled areas of Lugansk region,” Kazmin said. “As of today, we have six people from the other side, they are taking chemotherapy.”
“We have all the medications they need. There have been no complaints from the patients about the treatment or care we provide,” he said.
LRKOD Chemotherapy Department is ready to continue to help patients from Kiev-controlled territory, the doctor said.
“Everything’s OK; the medical staff are fine, they’re taking good care of us. The treatment is very good, there’re enough medications which we receive for free. The wards are warm, we get good and tasty food. I’m very happy, thanks a lot for treating us, for not turning away from us,” a patient from Kiev-controlled Melovskiy district said.
Earlier, LPR Health Care Ministry chief surgery and oncology specialist, LRKOD chief doctor Alexander Torba said more than 500 residents of Kiev-controlled areas of Lugansk Region had had combined therapy at LRKOD within the framework of Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme.
About half of Ukrainian patients were neglected cancer cases because they had been unable to afford treatment, according to Kazmin. Torba urged Ukrainian patients to seek timely medical assistance with Lugansk doctors.
On 17 February 2017, DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-held part of Donbass. The main goal of the programme is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.
LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 06 February — Lugansk