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30 August 2019, 19:35

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More than 2,500 residents of Kiev-held areas receive medical aid in Lugansk in 2019

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LUGANSK, August 30 (Lugansk Media Centre) – More than 2,500 residents of Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region received medical treatment at Lugansk People’s Republic medical institutions under the Donbass people reunification humanitarian program in 2019, LPR Health Care Minister Natalia Paschenko told a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“In 2017, slightly more than 300 people residing in Ukraine requested medical assistance in the Republic; in 2018 the number grew to 2,000.

"As of today, more than 2,500 residents of Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region received medical treatment in Lugansk, though the year has not yet finished."

"Qualified doctors have not left;  former regional institutions are concentered here provided with diagnostic and treatment equipment. The main thing is our staff. Lugansk medics are well-known. A lot of people want to get here to receive qualified medical attention," Paschenko said.

"All medical services are free in the LPR. Naturally, some medications have to be purchased by patients, but the emergency treatment is free, and the following treatment is free."

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 program is to support socially vulnerable groups in Kiev-held areas. It envisions financial and medical aid and education services.

LuganskMediaCentre — 30 August — Lugansk