The FINANCIAL — Modern equipment for patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease has been provided by the EU to a hospital in the Mykolaiv oblast (region) of Ukraine. In addition to its regular patients, the hospital also offers health services to internally displaced persons (IDP) relocated to the region as a result of the conflict in the east of the country.
This assistance is part of an EU-funded project aimed to support IDPs implemented in the framework of the EU ‘Support to Ukraine’s Regional Development Policy’ Programme.
According to an EU press release, the EU purchased for the hospital and put into operation the latest water treatment for all the region’s 160 dialysis patients. In addition to this, 38 IDPs with diabetes have received new equipment to measure blood sugar levels, patients with nephatony will receive quality supplies for hemodialysis for 1.5 years and a new hemodialysis apparatus, dialysis bed, extracorporeal blood purification device, supplies for hypohepatia and apparatus for measuring body composition.
“Providing financial support by the European Union to IDPs with diabetes and nephatony was extremely timely as the oblast could not provide patients with full required high-priced and specialized medical care,” said Marharyta Kapusta, the Head of the Region’s Public Health Department.