Business news from Ukraine

ADONIS network has treated more than 135 thousand patients in 6 months

In January-June 2023, the ADONIS network of medical clinics received more than 135 thousand patients, which is 34% more than in the same period in 2022.

ADONIS Marketing Director Olena Starovoitenko told Interfax-Ukraine that in the first half of 2023, the network had 364,974 patient visits.

Starovoitenko noted that in the first half of the year, obstetrics and gynecology, therapy, massage, diagnostics, and laboratory tests were still in the highest demand.

At the same time, according to Starovoitenko, in 2023, the demand for physical rehabilitation, neurology, and cardiology increased significantly, which mirrors the current situation in Ukraine.

At the same time, Starovoitenko noted that “currently, the priority of the ADONIS medical group of companies is to maintain and maximize capacity utilization in clinics in Kyiv and Kyiv region.”

“In the near future, the company does not consider regional development opportunities, we see our critical role in providing quality medical care at the existing locations,” she said.

Starovoitenko clarified that the medical center in Bucha has been providing assistance to the local population and free rehabilitation to military personnel injured during the hostilities for more than a year after the region’s de-occupation.

“This step was made possible thanks to the financial support of charitable foundations, social initiatives of Ukraine and with the support of international donors and volunteers,” Starovoitenko said.

ADONIS is a network of private medical centers for adults and children. The ADONIS private clinic was founded over 20 years ago. Its network includes 12 branches in Kyiv and the region, including two own maternity hospitals and a stem cell laboratory. In the clinic’s branches, doctors provide services in 66 medical areas.


Leading Ukrainian medical companies implementing services to support communication with patients

Under wartime conditions, medical companies are implementing services to support communication with patients.
As Anna Shved, Marketing Director of the Dobrobut Medical Network (Kyiv), reported the nurse, among such tools that the nurse is developing is the Dobrobut mobile application. With its help, a patient can make an appointment with the necessary doctor in any medical center of the network, look through the results of tests for examinations, doctors’ consultations, make an appointment for an online appointment and take it through the application, pay for services, and manage their visits, reschedule or cancel them.
In addition, the service makes it possible to upload medical documents received at other medical institutions, as well as to make an appointment not only to see a doctor, but also for tests, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and X-rays, without contacting the contact center.
The medical network is also introducing self-service terminals to get detailed information about a doctor’s visit without going to the reception desk or waiting in line.
In addition, Dobrobut is introducing online consultations through a mobile app.
“Currently, online appointments are open to more than 100 doctors in the network. The advantage is that it is a more secure channel than popular messengers. The physician can view the patient’s medical records needed for the online consultation. Communication between the patient and doctor can take place in chat, via audio or video. Adjustments to the treatment regimen, dramatic changes in health when there is no way to physically get to the doctor are the main reasons to go to the doctor online,” Shved said.
“Dobrobut is also actively using tools such as Viber and Telegram bots for patients unable to call the contact center and communicate with coordinators, for example, when they are overseas.
“In the near future, we plan to expand the functionality of this communication channel and improve its performance. Understanding the customer’s journey and expectations, we want to be where it’s convenient for them to be. Self-service is a modern trend throughout the civilized world, including in medicine. We follow this trend, the more so as the martial law environment makes us react more dynamically to new challenges and adjust to new realities”, – summarized Shved.
In his turn, general director of the CSD LAB medical laboratory (Kyiv) Oleksandr Dudin noted that in laboratory segment, digitalization is, in particular, an obligatory part of quality control and one of the factors that ensure speed of examinations and accuracy of their results.
He said that CSD LAB’s investments in IT development “have reached hundreds of thousands of dollars. The company has developed several of its own IT products, particularly a medical program for the pathomorphology lab.
“Together with Yadro Systems, we created a special program for the pathomorphology lab because there were not even slightly similar products on the market. Our software, SlidePath, helps manage workflows, which is as convenient as possible for the pathologist. And you can watch the specimen at every step,” says Dudin.
The CSD LAB director noted that it is difficult to calculate how much money the company saves through digitalization because digitalization is “about optimizing workflows, ensuring speed of analysis, and accurate reproducibility of results.”
“Our pathomorphology lab has equipment that scans histology slides and allows pathologists from anywhere in the world to examine biomaterial and establish a diagnosis,” he said.
Dudin explained that this innovation was previously used effectively by the company to get advice from international partners and the world’s leading pathologists on complex, unique clinical cases, but since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, CSD LAB has also started actively using the scanner in daily work when pathomorphologists have had to work in different parts of Ukraine.
“The ability to scan histology slides has helped to keep working on studies whose results often determine a healthy future and sometimes even the lives of our clients,” he said.
Dudin said that the process of digitalization requires significant financial investment, but “it is necessary and without the introduction of the latest digital technology, modern laboratory diagnostics is impossible.”
As reported in May 2022, the European Business Association (EBA) Committee on Healthcare stated that one of the components of the post-war reconstruction of the Ukrainian healthcare system should be full digitalization of the system, including accessible telemedicine, electronic medical records and electronic prescriptions.

, , ,


Medical group of companies Adonis (Kyiv) opened an appointment in Uzhgorod on the basis of the partner clinic “Plusmed”. As the Interfax-Ukraine agency was told in the medical group, we are talking about accepting patients in the direction of reproductive technologies. Patients who are served under pregnancy management contracts can continue to be observed by ADONIS doctors, both in clinics in Kyiv and Obukhov, as well as in the Plusmed clinic in Uzhgorod. In addition, in Uzhgorod, patients will be able to receive services for the treatment of infertility and pregnancy management, as well as the treatment of gynecological diseases and prenatal diagnosis, including ultrasound at all stages, including screening, and invasive procedures (amniocentesis, chorionic villus biopsy, placental villus biopsy) . In addition, in Uzhgorod “Adonis” will provide ultrasound examination and laboratory diagnostics services. “The embryos and biomaterial of ADONIS patients are safe in Uzhgorod, on the territory of the Plusmed medical center,” the medical group said. Adonis is a network of private medical centers for adults and children. Adonis Private Clinic was founded over 20 years ago. Its network includes 12 branches in Kyiv and the region, including two own maternity hospitals and a stem cell laboratory. In the branches of the clinic, doctors receive patients in 66 medical areas.

, ,


For the oxygen needs of patients with COVID-19, some 35 oxygen producers have been involved, including 23 medical and 12 technical oxygen producers, Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko has said.
“Today, not a single patient, not a single hospital in the country is left without oxygen. Yes, in certain hospitals and regions there is increased demand for oxygen, but it is controlled and issues are resolved promptly and in a team,” he said at a briefing on Thursday.
Liashko said that Ukraine is currently at its maximum values in terms of the daily number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Thus, 47,380 patients with a diagnosis of COVID-19 were hospitalized.
Currently, 480 hospitals provide medical care to patients with COVID-19, they have more than 70,000 beds for patients with COVID-19, of which more than 66,000 are with oxygen. Patients with COVID-19 or with suspected disease occupy 67% beds.
At the same time, Liashko noted that the actual occupancy of beds with oxygen by patients in need of oxygen therapy is 50%. “The situation is uneven, and 46 out of 480 hospitals [about 10%] have oxygen beds already 100% occupied, and 193 [about 40% of hospitals] have the oxygen bed occupancy at 75%. The remaining 60% of clinics are without critical load,” he said.

, , ,


Ukraine is actively adding beds with oxygen for patients with COVID-19, it can allocate up to 15,000 more beds, head of the Center for Health Economics of the Kyiv School of Economics Yuriy Hanychenko said at a weekly online briefing.
“Ukraine has not yet allocated all the beds. If we compare with the spring wave, then Ukraine is able to allocate another quarter of the beds to those that have already been allocated, this is about 15,000 beds,” Hanychenko said.
He said that in general, the situation with the load on the healthcare system is not critical at the moment, however, in some regions of Ukraine, the occupation of beds with oxygen has reached a critical level.
“We are not talking about the maximum load on the entire health care system, but, as we know, in some regions the situation in terms of the percentage of bed occupancy is nearly critical,” Hanychenko said.

, , ,


It is known that the so-called “post-COVID syndrome,” or the duration of symptoms of coronavirus disease, can last 12 weeks or more from the onset of the disease. The symptoms can occur from any system of the patient’s body, but most often it is the respiratory, cardiovascular, nervous and digestive systems.
Also among the symptoms of “post-COVID syndrome” are neurological disorders, such as prolonged weakness even after a mild course of the disease, sleep disturbances and severe weakness. Cognitive disorders are also common – impaired memory and functions of the higher nervous system.
Ukrainian experts and their colleagues from the EU in the United States recommend restorative therapy, physical rehabilitation, proper nutrition and normal sleep. Patients with clear complaints need additional examination and correction if necessary.
The Dnipro-Beskyd health resort became the first one in Truskavets where a comprehensive rehabilitation program after COVID-19 using unique mineral waters was developed and implemented.
Today, tens of thousands of Ukrainians suffer from post-COVID syndrome, many need long-term rehabilitation. The virus aggressively attacks the lungs, and complications can spread to the nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems. Therefore, specialists from Dnipro-Beskyd together with scientists from the Ukrainian Research Institute of Medical Rehabilitation and Balneology of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine have developed effective methods that have already helped many return to normal life.
The rehabilitation program for patients with post-COVID syndrome in the Dnipro-Beskyd health and hotel complex is unique and exclusive, because only here there is an opportunity to conduct effective rehabilitation using Pomiretska Naftusya mineral water.
It has been known since 1836, has no analogues in the world, the composition of beneficial bacteria is ten times greater than in all existing analogues, while mineralization is much less, which allows faster digesting by the human body. It has been scientifically proven that Naftusya is the only “living water” in the world that strengthens human immunity. The healing properties of Naftusya were first described in the Ceplice works by royal (Polish) physician Wojciech Oczko in 1578. Water is received in the world’s first pump room with a contactless access system in Europe.
Also, only patients of Dnipro-Beskyd undergo rehabilitation with the use of natural hydrogen sulfide mineral water from well No. 123, one of the oldest sources, known since 1836.
During the baths, hydrogen sulfide enters the human body through the skin and mucous membranes, as well as through the lungs during respiration. As a result of its action, hydrogen sulfide normalizes blood pressure, increases blood flow and slows heart rate, improves metabolism, reduces the manifestations of various inflammatory processes, strengthens intervertebral cartilaginous discs, increases oxygen consumption and pulmonary ventilation. Hydrogen sulfide baths help normalize the immune and nervous systems. Patients become calm, their sleep and mood improve.
The use of unique mineral waters in combination with a modern medical and diagnostic base and highly qualified medical staff makes the program as effective as possible. This allows you to return to a normal lifestyle in the shortest possible time.
Patients who have already undergone the rehabilitation program note significant improvements, after the first days of treatment they can move without shortness of breath, cough decreases, sleep and general condition improve.
Video review
Rehabilitation is needed for patients with complaints of cough, poor sleep, fatigue, and cardiovascular disease. Specialists of Dnipro-Beskyd have developed an individual rehabilitation program for such patients. Those who have suffered from pneumonia are offered procedures to help repair the lungs affected by COVID-19.
The cost of the rehabilitation program includes accommodation, food, diagnosis and treatment, the cost of the program starts from UAH 720 per day, there are also promotional offers.
Find out more on the official website of the Dnipro-Beskyd health-hotel complex –

, , , , ,