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Fight for oncological patients from Chernihiv

MedExpress Team


Published March 3, 2022 13:08

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In the oncology ward of the Chernihiv Children's Hospital, little patients are battling cancer while their city is surrounded by Russian armed forces. The sick are running out of painkillers and their food supplies are running out.

"We don't know how much time we have," said Serhiy Zosimenko, a volunteer supporting 11 patients, their doctors and parents. “We don't really know how to survive here, it's unreal. We don't have any more resources. ”

Hospitals in Poland and Slovakia have agreed to continue the treatment of this group of patients, resigning from any fees, but for now children aged 2 to 15 cannot get out of the besieged city. The only option would be helicopter transport.

"The problem is that we cannot evacuate the children from the ground, we can only evacuate them by air," explained Zosimenko. "All roads to our city are mined." Chernihiv i...

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