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  • Ministry of Health: russia has already damaged 1,447 medical facilities and destroyed 190 more
    Ministry of Health of Ukraine, posted 09 October 2023 14:51

    A full-scale war unleashed by russia has been raging in Ukraine for more than 19 months. The enemy has been deliberately terrorising civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure, including medical facilities. In particular, the russian army has attacked hospitals, polyclinics, maternity wards, dispensaries and other medical facilities.

    The russian occupiers have destroyed 190 medical facilities beyond repair. And 1,447 more have been damaged. Medical facilities in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Mykolaiv, Kyiv, and Chernihiv regions suffered the greatest losses. Since the beginning of the war, the enemy has also damaged 103 ambulances, destroyed 253 and seized 125.

    Despite systematic attacks on the medical system and daily bombings, Ukraine continues to rebuild its medical infrastructure. This is particularly the case for facilities in the de-occupied territories that have suffered minor damage from enemy shelling and bombing.

    To date, 410 medical facilities have been fully restored and another 410 partially restored. Most of the restored medical facilities are located in Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv and Chernihiv regions.

    Work to restore medical infrastructure is continuing. The Ministry of Health and its partners continue to work to rebuild Ukraine’s healthcare facilities and create conditions for doctors to work fully and provide the necessary medical care to patients despite the war.