: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Canada to finance mobile clinics in Kharkiv region


The project for setting up mobile clinics for emergency and first medical aid will be translated into life in Kharkiv region with support of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Ukraine and through a grant from Canada.
Acting Deputy Chairman of Kharkiv regional administration Vadym Hlushko told at meeting with a group of experts from WHO in Ukraine, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“According to the plan, mobile clinics will work in Kharkiv region for three months, but the mission could be extended to 9-12 months”, field coordinator of the WHO Eastern Ukraine Loris de Filippi said.
The costs of maintaining vehicles and staff will be paid by a grant from Canada totaling $200,000 obtained by the WHO office in Ukraine.
Mobile clinics include ambulances with all necessary medical supplies, a medical doctor and a nurse. They will be stationed at a doctor assistance centers in rural areas and travel to remote villages with limited access to healthcare services and where internally displaced persons from the Donbas regions live.
“We spent UAH 37 million from the regional budget for medical care of internally displaced persons, excluding funds provided by volunteers and various organizations. This is a heavy burden on the regional budget. So any help offered by NGOs and governments of foreign countries is extremely important for us. We are ready to cooperate,” the official said.

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