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Occupied territories lack medical personnel, part of hospitals treat only Russian occupiers – Maliar

KYIV. March 29 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Problems with the civilian population getting healthcare services in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine are aggravating due to the converting of part of the medical facilities into military hospitals by the occupiers and the lack of military medical staff there, Deputy Defense Minister of Ukraine Hanna Maliar has said.

“Last week, the local hospital in the village of Novovasylivka, Zaporizhia region, was repurposed to a Russian military hospital, where more than 200 wounded occupiers were hospitalized. By order of the enemy command, it is strictly forbidden to provide medical aid to the civilian population in this medical institution,” she said in the Telegram channel on Wednesday.

According to the official, as a result of such actions of the invaders, local residents are deprived of the opportunity to receive at least emergency medical care.

In addition, Maliar said the hospitals that still provide local residents with healthcare services have faced a lack in the number of qualified medical personnel, as many civilian doctors are forced to treat wounded Russian servicemen, “whose number is constantly growing.”