Russian troops completely destroyed 173 Ukrainian hospitals

The Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko noted on February 12, 2023, that 1,218 medical institutions of Ukraine were significantly affected by the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine. 540 hospitals were partially destroyed, and 173 were completely destroyed

Source: The Minister of Health of Ukraine Viktor Liashko

“If we talk about statistics, then 1,218 health care facilities were damaged. If we talk about hospitals, there are about 540 health care facilities, 173 facilities were completely destroyed, that is more than 90%, and we do not consider them as objects for restoration. In these cases, a new building can be built from scratch, according to a new project,” the Minister of Health of Ukraine explained.

The Minister added that the Ukrainian authorities do not have access to many objects under Russian occupation.

“For example, we assess the situation with medical facilities in Mariupol (a city in the east of Ukraine) based only on the footage we saw in the video footage,” the head of the Ministry of Health said.

Viktor Liashko noted that the experts of the World Bank and the World Health Organization estimate the damage to the health care system of Ukraine at tens of billions of dollars. The last figure they presented at the end of September 2022 was $26 billion.

See also: Russian soldiers fired at the maternity hospital, school and polyclinic in Kherson: photos

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