As part of the cooperation between the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the European Commission, with the active assistance of regional military administrations and medical institutions, and with the support of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine and the State Migration Service of Ukraine, medical transportation of injured Ukrainians continues almost daily.
This time, the evacuee group includes 29 civilians and soldiers from Kharkiv, Kyiv, Odesa, Dnipro, Vinnytsia and the areas of active hostilities. These are patients with mine-blast injuries and cancer patients. They were admitted to medical facilities in Denmark, Finland, Austria, Germany and the Netherlands.
Both adults and children in need of specialised and emergency medical care are being evacuated.
Such shipments have been going on for more than a year and are carried out almost every day. Ongoing hostilities, shelling and damage to infrastructure make it difficult to provide medical care in the east and near-frontline areas.
If necessary, patients are accompanied by relatives or friends, given the need for outside help and support due to their serious condition, as well as further postoperative care.
We would like to remind that international partners, in cooperation with the emergency medical service of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, provide transportation of patients from a hospital in the frontline area through the medical hub in Lviv to the airfield in Poland. From there, Ukrainians are transported to European countries for specialised treatment by air hospitals or special air transport.
Since the beginning of the war, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and its international partners have been working and doing everything possible to save Ukrainians and provide them with the necessary medical care. In total, more than 2,900 Ukrainians have been evacuated.