Rehabilitation of the Ukrainian military and civilians who suffered during the war will soon begin in Latvia. It is planned to provide assistance to approximately forty wounded during the month.
According to Ukrinform, this is reported by national broadcaster LSM with reference to the parliamentary secretary of the Ministry of Health, Ilmars Duritis.
According to him, responding to the appeal of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, Latvia is currently supplying donated medicines and medical supplies to help the wounded. Various equipment is also sent as donations – ventilators, patient monitors, blood transfusion pumps, vacuum pumps and other equipment for the needs of field hospitals. In total, Latvia donated over 1.5 million euros worth of medicines and equipment for the treatment of the wounded.
Duritis also said that thanks to the participation of non-governmental organizations, the issue of how patients will be delivered to Latvia after the acute phase of treatment has been resolved. In addition, Latvian university hospitals are ready to help in the immediate treatment of, for example, wounded civilians, as well as assist the military in carrying out reconstructive surgeries, in which Latvian personnel are highly qualified.
The official said that funding of 300 thousand euros is now planned to ensure the rehabilitation process. In addition, additional funding and quotas will be allocated to medical institutions that work with victims of the war in Ukraine so that these people can quickly receive the necessary assistance.
It is also planned to establish an exchange of experience with Ukrainian doctors on the process of rehabilitation and the use of prosthetics – in these areas, the Latvian experience may be useful.
As Ukrinform reported, on Thursday, July 28, the government of Latvia also supported the proposal of the Ministry of Defense of the country to provide additional military support to Ukraine.
On February 24, the Russian Federation began a new stage of the war against Ukraine – a full-scale invasion. The invaders are shelling and bombing the peaceful cities and villages of Ukraine, killing the civilian population.
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