June 24, 2024, 15:45

Problems with EMS, medication shortages, and access to care – Artem Lysohor on healthcare in occupied Luhansk

In the temporarily occupied territory of the Luhansk region, especially in areas near ongoing hostilities, residents face significant issues with ambulance services, medication shortages, and access to medical appointments. 

This was reported by Artem Lysohor, Head of the Luhansk Oblast Military Administration, during a briefing at Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.

“We are acutely aware of the critical condition of medical care in the areas near the combat zone, there is a total lack of it up to a hundred kilometers away. EMS is severely lacking, medicines are scarce, and people struggle to get any medical examinations. The large number of wounded and deceased military occupants has overwhelmed hospitals, leading to residents being treated only when resources allow. In some cases, people rely on personal connections to secure medical attention,” Lysohor explained.

He further noted the widespread suffering due to the lack of quality medications. “Even when medicines are promoted by russian channels or the so-called Luhansk People’s Republic media as aid, people often refer to them as ‘chalk’ because they have no effect,” Lysohor added.

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