28 July 2017, 14:31
LPR Cancer Centre treats 1,100 people within humanitarian programme
More than 1,100 people sought medical assistance at LPR Republican Clinical Oncology Hospital within the scope of the humanitarian programme for Donbass people reunification, the republic’s acting Health Care Minister Gennadiy Buneyev said.
“The Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme has been implemented since February. We are responsible for three areas within the programme: oncology, pediatric hematology and oncology and obstetric aid,” Buneyev said.
More than 1,100 people have received assistance at (Lugansk Regional Clinical) Oncology Hospital; they took tests or had surgery or radiation therapy. “Chemotherapy is the key service, if my memory serves me correct, it was provided to 860 people,” he added.
Earlier, Lugansk Republican Clinical Oncology Hospital chief doctor Alexander Torba said a majority of cancer patients from Kiev-held territory admitted for treatment had moderate stage cancer.
As of June 23, some 800 patients from Kiev-held areas had sought medical assistance at the Lugansk Republican Oncology Hospital. Treatment is also provided to patients from Cherkassy, Mariupol and Kharkov.
On February 17 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 provide financial and medical aid and educational services to socially vulnerable groups.
LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.
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