28 July 2017, 17:33
LPR cancer hospital treating more than 40 residents of Kiev-held part of Lugansk Region
More than 40 residents of Kiev-controlled areas of Lugansk Region are enjoying quality medical aid at Lugansk Republican Clinical Oncology Hospital within the framework of Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme, acting LPR Health Care Minister Gennadiy Buneyev told a news briefing in Lugansk on Friday.
LPR has been implementing the humanitarian programme for Donbass people reunification since February; in three areas: oncology, obstetric aid and pediatric hematology and oncology, assistance is provided to residents of Kiev-held territory of Lugansk Region.
“As of today, Republican Clinical Oncology Hospital is providing treatment to some 40 residents of Kiev-controlled part of Lugansk Region,” Buneyev said. “Three patients are taking chemotherapy.”
The therapy is very expensive; people can hardly afford these medicines nowadays. A chemotherapy course costs around 40,000 rubles depending on the patient’s condition and cancer stage. We’ve had a supply of chemotherapy drugs since the humanitarian programme was launched, and we provide treatment free of charge,” the acting health care minister sad.
LPR medics are ready to continue to help patients coming from the other side of the contact line in Lugansk Region.
“We are ready to receive patients from Kiev-controlled territory needing cancer treatment, in the first place chemotherapy,” he said. “We don’t deny radiation therapy or surgery to anyone.”
Buneyev said more than 1,100 people sought medical assistance at LPR Republican Clinical Oncology Hospital within the scope of humanitarian programme for Donbass people reunification.
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 LPR cancer hospital. The facility also treats 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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