WHO helps to set up modular clinic in frontline Toretsk. There are 14 such facilities across Ukraine
A modular primary healthcare clinic that can operate under fire has been set up in the frontline city of Toretsk, Donetsk region, with the support of WHO
This was reported by the press service of Ukraine's Ministry of Health. The clinic will be staffed by two doctors, each of whom will be able to serve up to 30 patients a day. "In addition, given the constant shelling and air strikes, a shelter has been installed near the outpatient clinic to protect doctors and patients," the ministry said.
The facility can operate during blackouts because it is equipped with a generator. The clinic also has a waiting room, a patient examination room and bathrooms.
The modular clinic is expected to improve the situation with patients' access to primary healthcare.
"In 2024, WHO will continue to set up modular primary health care clinics where necessary and in agreement with the Ministry of Health. It is important to ensure that there is an equipped place where people can come and where health workers are available to provide support and advice. Primary health care is important for ensuring access to treatment for chronic diseases and for maintaining trust in the health care system," said Jarno Habicht, WHO Representative in Ukraine.
In total, there are 14 such clinics in Ukraine: in Kherson, Kharkiv, Sumy, Mykolaiv and Donetsk regions.
It is worth noting that Toretsk in Bakhmut district is located just 3 km from the frontline.
- On January 18, Ukraine's first modular pharmacy was launched. It was opened in Kharkiv region and will cover 80 settlements.