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Spain donates medicines and surgical instruments to Ukraine for field hospital

At the 17th meeting of the Contact Group on Defense of Ukraine (Ramstein), Spanish Defense Minister Margarita Robles reported on the recent shipment of aid to Ukraine, including medicines and surgical instruments.

According to the press service of the Ministry of Defense, Robles informed about the recent shipment of 15 pallets of medicines and surgical instruments to Ukraine, which will ensure the operation of the field hospital transferred by Spain a few months ago.

“The minister also reported on the cooperation of Spanish industry in supplying equipment and ammunition to Ukraine and spoke in detail about the program to support the reception of families of Ukrainian soldiers killed in action in military recreation centers on the Spanish coast,” the statement said.

Robles noted good progress in the training of the Ukrainian military in Spain, where more than 3,000 servicemen have been trained to date. She added that it is planned to teach training courses on the law of armed conflict and international humanitarian law for representatives of the Ministry of Defense and the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

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MZU supplied mobile CT scanner to Ukrainian hospital

State Enterprise Medical Procurement of Ukraine (MZU) has delivered the first of four mobile CT scanners to a Ukrainian hospital.
According to the MZU press release, the first mobile CT scanner has been delivered to the specialized multidisciplinary hospital №1 of Ministry of Health of Ukraine in Dnepr.
The cost of Revolution Maxima CT scanner makes up UAH 28 mln. It has the capability to scan the entire human body.
The CT scanner is mounted in a container, which, in addition to the diagnostic unit itself, has a workstation for medical staff and additional equipment that ensures the autonomous functioning of the tomograph.
“The CT does not need an additional room in the hospital and can be put into operation as quickly as possible. It can be used both stationary and mobile, without losing its performance,” specifies MZU.
Three more mobile CTs will be delivered to Mykolaiv, Izyum and Dobropillya in the near future.

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“Dobrobut” has opened multidisciplinary hospital on left bank of Kiev

Dobrobut” medical network has opened a clinic on the left bank of Kiev in the building where “Boris” clinic used to be located.
As Igor Mazepa, co-owner of Dobrobut, reported on his Facebook page, the area of the 8-storey clinic after the reconstruction amounted to 10 thousand square meters.
“We had been planning this opening for two years, but first covid-19, then the war, made adjustments to our ambitious plans. But in spite of everything, we opened a new multi-profile hospital “Dobrobut” on the left bank of Kiev,” Mazepa wrote.

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Fund for Reconstruction, Development of Ukraine plans to supply 52 full-fledged mobile hospitals to country

Together with partners, the Charitable Fund for Reconstruction and Development of Ukraine is planning to supply 52 full-fledged mobile hospitals equipped for surgeries and laboratory diagnostics in the immediate vicinity of active hostilities to the country.

As Artem Honcharenko, President of the Fund, said during a press conference at Interfax-Ukraine on Tuesday, the first hospital has already been committed to the Ministry of Defense and provides medical assistance to the military and civilian population in the area of active hostilities.

“The first hospital helps where there are active hostilities and heavy losses are possible. It is still the only one on the entire front line and is already saving lives. It is 52 hospitals that will help provide quick assistance along the entire front line in those places where quick assistance is needed,” he said.

Honcharenko specified that the number of hospitals was determined after consultations with military experts, including NATO ones. However, hospitals may have different specifications.

“The price at which such a hospital is offered on the market is $360,000, but in negotiations with manufacturers, we came up with a price of EUR 232,000 plus additional transportation costs,” Honcharenko specified.

At the same time, he added that by now an advance payment of $40,000 had been made – “under my personal word of honor,” and the hospital had been brought to Ukraine, but fundraising continues. Currently, the flow of patients served by it is 100-150 people a day – both military and civilian, who are in gray zones and places of de-occupation. Medical care in the hospital is provided by military doctors, who have already been joined by civilians.

“The hospital can operate in 300 km of the border zone, where the aggressor’s missiles reach. This is a full-fledged hospital on wheels,” Honcharenko said.

He noted that the hospital can be deployed and start working within 15 minutes, it is completely autonomous, equipped with a generator and has the ability to connect to external power. The Fund is currently exploring the possibilities of assembling hospitals in Ukraine.

The second hospital, according to the head of the charitable organization, the Fund plans to transfer to the clinic and medical center of the western region – “this is the so-called Lviv hospital.”

“We have signed a memorandum with them. We planned to transfer the first hospital to them, but we were asked to transfer it for special operations, so the first hospital operates where active hostilities are taking place,” Honcharenko specified.

According to Ukraine’s Armed Forces soldier Danyil Honcharenko, who has three wounds, due to the change in the operational situation at the front, the need for mobile hospitals capable of providing full-fledged medical care directly on the front line has increased significantly.

At the same time, another participant in the press conference, lawyer and serviceman Serhiy Petkov, noted their importance not only during active hostilities – after the victory they can continue to work in the aftermath of man-made disasters, accidents and terrorist attacks.

“If such a mobile hospital were in Dnipro on January 14, then more people could be saved before they were sent to hospitals, providing them with timely assistance on the spot,” he stressed.

Olena Kreknina, representative of the Dnipro Reconstruction and Development Foundation, spoke about cooperation with entrepreneurs.

“Raising funds for mobile hospitals is the most important area for us. We are engaging the business community, including the window business in Dnipro and companies such as AXOR, which has already joined. I urge all business representatives to join in saving lives, those who bring our victory closer,” she said.

According to the information announced during the press conference, the partners of the mobile hospitals project were the PR-agency Be my media, the Club of Experts, the Association of Science and Education of Ukraine, the National Guard of Ukraine, the Main Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, NGO Culture and Heritage of Ukraine, the International Technology Transfer Association (ITTA), the National University of Construction, the Physical culture and sports society Dynamo Ukraine, the licensed online school Focus, PATprofi – IT, Donbasenergo, the Amor Ukraine Health Organization, and NGO Ukrainian Diabetic Federation.

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An Israeli investor plans to construct a hospital in Kyiv region, Head of Boryspil Regional State Administration Ruslan Diachenko said.
“We hope that next year the project implementation in the health sector will start, it will be a high-tech hospital. Now we are looking for a land plot or premises,” he told Interfax-Ukraine on during the opening of the FM Logistic new warehouses in Dudarkiv village (Boryspil district of Kyiv region) on Friday.
According to Diachenko, the area of ​​the required site for the future hospital should be 1,500 hectares or more. In addition, two independent power grids will be required.
The planned amount of investment in the project has not yet been disclosed.
According to Diachenko, over the years of independence, some $154 million has been invested in Boryspil region.

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Ukraine this year will launch a project to build a new format of hospitals that will correspond to the level of European clinics, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
“One of the steps towards high-quality medicine will be our new project – the launch of hospitals of a new, qualitatively different format, according to the best international standards. Hospitals are equally comfortable for both the patient and the doctor. We are starting this project this year with regional clinical and children’s hospitals, which should correspond to the level of European clinics,” Zelensky said during a speech on the Medical Worker Day, which was broadcast by the President’s Office on Facebook.
According to the president, this project will be implemented in every region.
“The new institutions will become an example of quality for future plans to renovate all hospitals in Ukraine,” he added.
According to Zelensky, the construction of hospitals is also ongoing under the Big Construction national program.
“Some 33 hospitals and 60 rural outpatient clinics have already been created. It is planned to have 30 more medical institutions and 340 rural outpatient clinics by the end of 2021, plus 200 modern admission departments throughout Ukraine,” the president said.

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