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14 March 2019, 15:26

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LPR provides medical treatment to 2,300 residents of Kiev-held areas last year - Ministry

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LUGANSK, March 14 (Lugansk Media Centre) - More than 2,300 residents of Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk Region were treated at Lugansk People’s Republic health care centres in 2018, LPR Health Care Minister Natalia Paschenko said at a meeting of senior health care officials.

“People who live in the “Lugansk region” have an opportunity to come to us and get free medical aid at the Republic’s healthcare centres,” Paschenko said.

“In 2018, the centres that take part in the programme, provided assistance to 2,300 patients in addition to treating local residents. They are people who came to our Republic for medical assistance,” the minister said.

Last year, more than 5,000 residents of Kiev-controlled areas of the Lugansk region sought medical assistance in the Republic. Many patients repeatedly visited LPR healthcare centres, she said.

Paschenko said childbirth assistance was provided to 193 patients, cancer treatment to 1,508 and outpatient and inpatient services to 1,440. 

In February, the LPR Council of Ministers adopted the resolution approving the programme on the provision of free medical assistance in 2019 to the population of the Donbass areas temporarily controlled by Ukraine.

On February 17, 2017 the DPR and LPR Heads approved the program of humanitarian assistance to residents living in the Kiev-controlled 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.

The LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.

LuganskMediaCentre — 14 March — Lugansk