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Ukraine has fully or partially restored 857 medical facilities damaged by Russia

474 medical institutions were completely repaired, and another 383 are still under reconstruction. Most are in the Mykolaiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kyiv, Kharkiv, and Chernihiv regions.

Restoration at the Kharkiv Regional Clinical Traumatology Hospital,
damaged by a Russian missile strike.
Photo: Official website of the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration

“We are talking primarily about medical facilities in the de-occupied territories, as well as those that have suffered minor damage, such as shattered windows, damage to the roof, facade, etc.,” stated the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

In total, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian shells and missiles have destroyed 195 Ukrainian medical facilities beyond repair. Another 1,508 medical institutions were damaged.

In particular, the Balakliia Clinical Intensive Care Hospital, damaged by Russian shelling, was restored in the Kharkiv region.

The city of Balaklia was under the Russian occupation from March to September 2022. At that time, the Balakliia Clinical Intensive Care Hospital suffered severe damage, including the destruction of walls and roofs in several buildings. About 400 windows were broken, and the hospital’s property, including high-tech medical equipment and medical transport, was damaged or stolen.

After the de-occupation of the Kharkiv region, the repairs started. In October of 2022, the polyclinic department resumed its work, and at the beginning of 2023, the first patients were admitted to the inpatient department.

“All support services have been also restored, including a laundry room, a sterilization and disinfection department, autonomous power sources, etc. An oxygen station has been put into operation,” reported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.

The Balakliia Clinical Intensive Care Hospital provides specialized round-the-clock medical assistance to the citizens of the Balakliia territorial community and residents of other settlements of the Kharkiv region. In 11 months of 2023, the hospital treated more than 150,000 patients.