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The majority of medical experts, who had fled abroad due to the Russian full-scale invasion of Ukraine, have come back and continue to work, practitioners and experts in the sphere of medicine said during a roundtable discussion hosted by the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency on Thursday.
“For the moment, 98% of personnel are in place. Some of them left for western Ukraine or abroad in the first months of the war, however, today almost all of them have come back and continue to work,” Head of the Department of Cardiometabolic Diseases of the Clinic for Adults of the State Institution “Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine,” PhD in Medical Sciences Yevhen Marushko said.
“Speaking about the personnel of the Filatov Institute, almost none of our employees left. Some 99% of our personnel stay here. There is a shortage of specialists in very specific profiles as there are few of them all over the country. If specialists, whom we already lack, leave, this has a negative impact on the level of medical assistance,” ophthalmologist of the highest category, head of the department of inflammatory pathologies of the eye and microsurgical treatment of their consequences at state institution “Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine” Oleksandra Zborovska said.
In turn, Business Development Director of ADONIS medical group of companies Svitlana Lonska said that the majority of the personnel of private medical institutions have returned, while those who are abroad also plan to come back soon.
Despite the fact that a maternity hospital was destroyed during large-scale military operations in Kyiv region, the doctors did not suspend their work and had to deliver babies under emergency conditions, she stressed.
At the same time, Head of the Department of Nephrology and Renal Replacement Therapy of the National University of Health Protection, owner of the Nephrology Clinic, Professor Dmytro Ivanov noted that the doctors and senior staff, who have returned to Ukraine, thus proved the level of their reliability.
“In the first two months we lost more than 60% of doctors and around 75% nurses in Kyiv in the first two months. Almost no medical personnel remained in the districts of Ukraine where military operations were conducted. Around 90% of medical staff have returned as of today. I think this could be considered a criteria of reliability of doctors and senior staff, for example, heads of departments and chief doctors,” Ivanov said.
Chief Physician of the National Cancer Institute, PhD in Medical Sciences Andriy Beznosenko said that the patient flow significantly reduced at the National Center Institute in the first month of the war.
“We received 150 patients during the first month of the war, while last year we received 2,700 patients during the same period of time,” he said.
The expert also noted that the specialists of the National Cancer Institute do the utmost to monitor the situation with the oncology centers in the temporarily occupied territories.
“Today, Kherson, Melitopol, Mariupol oncology centers and the one in Krasnyi Luch are under occupation. They lack personnel and there are patients there. But there are no medicines for treatment and we are unable to deliver them,” Beznosenko said.


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Ukraine may become the first country to describe in detail civilian medicine during the war, practitioners and experts in the field of medicine expressed this opinion during a round table at the Interfax-Ukraine agency on Thursday.
“We can become the first nation to describe civilian medicine in detail during the war. Today there is nothing like it. There is only military medicine in war conditions, these are one-sided NATO and Russian articles,” said Andrey Beznosenko, head physician of the National Cancer Institute.
He noted that there have never been articles, information from a country that systematically analyzes what happened to civilian medicine during the war.
At the same time, Svetlana Lonskaya, business development director of the ADONIS medical group of companies, said that ADONIS has introduced medical field teams for the affected regions.
According to her, a group of two or three narrow specialists is being created who travel to the affected regions and provide free medical advice to those who wish.
She also noted that ADONIS is working on creating a more stable form of stem cells for easier transportation, as they are now transported frozen at a constant low temperature.
Lonskaya predicts that the innovative form of stem cells could be stored as a cream or hydrogel patches.
In turn, the head of the Department of Inflammatory Eye Pathologies and Microsurgical Treatment of Their Consequences of the VP Filatov Institute of Eye Diseases and Tissue Therapy of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine Oleksandra Zborovskaya spoke about the need to create a supra-cluster ophthalmological center.
“The war convinced us of the need to create a supra-cluster ophthalmological center, since it is more profitable for the state to finance even the patient’s travel to the only center in the country where he can receive a closed cycle of ophthalmological care. Telemedicine has not justified our hopes. In ophthalmology, many things cannot be standardized, and methods There are simply no objective diagnostics,” Zborovskaya said.
Head of the Department of Cardiometabolic Diseases of the Clinic for Adults of the State Institution “Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine” Yevhen Marushko emphasized that the Ukrainian healthcare system has survived and continues to develop.
“Is there any other country in the world where new departments, new programs, new buildings, new directions are opened during the war? Our healthcare system has not only survived, it is developing,” Marushko said.
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The Adonis medical group at the Podil branch in Kyiv has implemented a knopka system to control the safety of patients.
According to a press release from Adonis, the knopka system is a Ukrainian technology startup that has proven its effectiveness in a number of state-owned clinics, including in the COVID-19 wards for critically ill patients, where there is a high workload on staff.
At the Adonis clinic in Podil, the first stage of the system has been launched, which allows tracking the work of nurses. The launch of the second phase will make it possible to make not only hospital beds and toilets safe for patients, but also any point in the hospital.
“The system will check the arrival of a medical team where the patient may feel bad – from wards to doctors’ offices in the clinic. Thus, the clinic plans to comply with the international safety standard under the Code Blue,” the medical group said.
As explained, the knopka system receives signals from buttons that are accessible to patients in the clinic and generates messages to the phone, which are received by nurses and doctors. Thus, doctors identify the patient and where he is. In addition, the system checks if the medical staff was at the patient’s bed in no more than 2-3 minutes.
If a MAWI sensor is connected to the patient, which monitors the pulse, pressure, body position in space, saturation and other indicators in real time and if the indicators become critical, the system notifies the medical staff and generates messages of the highest priority. The medical team will be in the ward in no more than 1-2 minutes.
Adonis is a network of private medical centers for adults and children.
The private clinic Adonis was founded over 20 years ago. Its network includes 12 branches in Kyiv city and the region, including two of its own maternity hospitals and a stem cell laboratory.
In the branches of the clinic, doctors from 66 medical areas receive patients.



The medical company Adonis has begun implementing a strategy for the development of its franchise network.
General Director of the company Vitaliy Hyrin told Interfax-Ukraine that the strategy is being implemented in two formats – a medical center and points for collection of laboratory tests.

“We have two options: a small medical center with an outpatient appointment, or a collection point – a manipulation room. They will work under our Adonis brand and comply with all the rules and requirements of corporate culture. At the same time, we will control our franchisees,” he said.
According to Hyrin, Adons has already attracted three franchise partners to open a large medical center with surgery and two collection points. By the end of the year, it is planned to open up to ten collection points in different regions of the country.
Answering the question of who can be the Adonis franchisee, Hyrin said that it can be “both people from medicine, as well as people from outside the healthcare sector, whom we are ready to accompany and to help.”
“Among our potential franchisees may be medical workers, for example, a doctor who wants to open his office, or a medical facility. We are ready to help at any stage, from obtaining a license to supporting operational activities. Also, our franchisees can be owners of premises who want to develop a medical business in them. In this case, we are ready to help with all medical issues. The only condition: our partner must understand that he will be engaged in the development of his business, this is not about making passive investments,” he said.
Adonis is a network of private full-cycle medical centers for adults and children.
The private clinic Adonis was established over 20 years ago. Its network includes ten branches in Kyiv and the region, including two of its own maternity hospitals and a stem cell laboratory. In the branches of the clinic, doctors conduct appointments in 60 medical directions.

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The 11th International Squash Championship “Zenit Black Sea Open 2021” will take place in Odessa from August 19 to August 22, 2021. The venue will be the SPORT LIFE fitness center at 2 Heavenly Hundred Avenue. The competition will be held with the assistance of the Squash Federation.

In four days of the tournament, some 150 participants will compete for awards in eight categories:

Men – PRO, Amateurs, M40+ and M45+,

Women – PRO and Amateurs,

Juniors – boys and girls under the age of 15.

Organizer of the tournament Dmytro Scherbakov said the main goal of the tournament is to strengthen sports ties between countries and athletes in post COVID-19 period, to develop squash in Ukraine, and to increase the skill level of young squash players.

Co-organizer of the Zenit Black Sea Open 2021 tournament Maksym Urakin said that physical culture and sports in our country need the support from both the government and benefactors.

“The government has almost removed from the development of targeted programs of sports support, we thank our partners and businessmen benefactors for their assistance; athletes and sections, and, therefore, sports of the highest achievements, cannot do without the synergy of the government and business,” Urakin said.

Players from England, Australia, Germany, Wales, Egypt, Romania, the United States, Moldova, Belarus, other countries, as well as athletes from Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Khmelnytsky, Poltava, Kherson and Odesa will participate in the competition.

The tournament is scheduled to open on Thursday, August 19, and the award ceremony will take place on Sunday, August 22, at the five-star Premier Hotel Odesa.

Zenit Black Sea Open is the largest international squash tournament in the history of independent Ukraine. The scale of the championship is demonstrated both by the number of countries and participants, and by the large number of organizations involved in the preparation and holding of competitions.

The main organizer and fitness partner of the event was traditionally the national chain of fitness centers number one “Sport Life,” as well as the MaxEvents company.

The title sponsor was the SOCAR fuel and energy company.

The championship are sponsored by SOLARIS AGROLUX, TecnifibreReima.

Official beer of the tournament is from TERMOPUB.

Official wine partner is SHABO.

The partner of the party and the hotel of the tournament is Premier Hotel Odesa.

The medical partner of the championship is the ADONIS medical group.

The fruit partner is USPA fruit.

The main media partner of the tournament is Interfax-Ukraine.

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