23 May 2017, 10:28
LPR treats 600 cancer patients from Kiev-held area in three months
More than 600 cancer patients living in Kiev-controlled part Lugansk Region have received medical aid in Lugansk since the Republic launched the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme three months ago, LPR Healthcare Ministry said.
Medical assistance has been provided by the Lugansk Republican Oncology Centre (LRKOD), which is also open to residents of other Ukrainian regions, the Ministry said.
“LRKOD hospital provided appointments to 646 citizens living in Kiev-controlled parts of Lugansk Region, 23 patients from Ukraine and one patient from Rostov from 17 February through 17 May,” the Ministry said.
“Patients receive the necessary assistance such as emergency treatment (including high-tech laparoscopic surgery, percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage and intraarterial chemotherapy), and anti-cancer drug and X-ray therapy using radio modifiers,” it said.
As of May 17, LPR in-patient facilities were providing in-patient treatment to 40 people from Kiev-controlled territories.
LRKOD Chemotherapy Unit No 1 has provided anti-cancer treatment to 59 patients as part of the humanitarian programme.
LRKOD Endoscopy Department and X-ray and supersonic diagnostic rooms carried out health screening of more than 300 residents of Kiev-held part Lugansk region, five Ukrainian residents and one Russian.
On February 17 2017, LPR and DPR Heads Igor Plotnitskiy and Alexander Zakharchenko launched the program of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-occupied part of Donbass. The main objective is to provide financial, educational and medical aid to vulnerable social groups. The programme also aims to ensure environmental safety for Donbass residents.
LPR Telecom and Mass Communications Ministry launched the humanitarian programme website.
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