22 January 2020, 15:36
More than 3,500 residents of Kiev-held areas receive medical aid in LPR in 2019
LUGANSK, January 22 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Nearly 3,500 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.
"As of today, nearly 3,500 residents of Kiev-held areas of the Lugansk region received medical treatment in Lugansk. This is the number of people who received aid, the number of cases when people turned to LPR hospitals is more than 20,000".
More than 300 children received treatment this year.
"Patients arrive to receive basic treatment as it has become hardly accessible in Ukraine. These are consultations with specialists, drug prescriptions, etc. Surgeries and inpatient care were also provided.
"Approximately 1,900 women arrived for delivery care, as in Ukraine it is sometimes too expensive or the medical condition required specific care," Paschenko said.
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 — 22 January — Lugansk