EMERGENCY AMBULANCE CREWS ARE PROVIDED AT THE EECP IN DONETSK AND LUHANSK OBLASTS
In pursuance of the Government's order, ambulances will be on duty at the EECP in Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts from February 27 to provide emergency medical assistance to persons crossing the contact line.
Representatives of NGO Proliska recorded the presence of emergency (ambulance) crews with a vehicle and medical staff at the EECP, which can be contacted by persons who need medical assistance at the EECP Stanytsia Luhanska and during certain hours of work of the EECP in Donetsk Oblast.
More than 50 persons died during crossing of the contact line through the EECP in 2018, and more than 40 in 2019. Most of them were old people. There were also frequent cases of hospitalization of patients from EECP to medical institutions, who required emergency medical assistance.
“Since the outbreak of the armed conflict, humanitarian organisations have been providing medical assistance at the EECP. At the same time, the issue of ensuring quality medical assistance and access to medical services at the contact line is one of the main priorities of the Government of Ukraine. The task is to ensure access to quality medical care in accordance with the response standards. The issue of medical transport was raised during all visits to the EECP,” said ArtemSalikhov, Advisor to the Minister for Veterans Affairs, Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons.