Ukrainian captain of medical service calls on civilian doctors to join war
Captain of the Medical Service of the Bureviy Offensive Brigade, neurosurgeon, PhD in Medicine, Andriy Huk, spoke about the situation with medical support at the frontline, where the war with Russia is ongoing. He called on his colleagues to join the military medics who are working for three
He spoke about this on Espreso TV.
"The number is sufficient as far as we can afford it. Unfortunately, we hope that my colleagues who hear this broadcast will join in and finally understand that the war is for all military and not only for the military, but also for civilian medics who feel capable, strong and, most importantly, healthy. Of course, I urge them to join us at least for this period of time, which is very difficult for our Defense Forces," explained the medical captain.
When asked how many medics are needed at the front, Huk replied: "It's a difficult question, I would not want to sow panic or despondency. I think that even those doctors who are already in the Armed Forces are working for three, but I understand that you understand the numbers."
At the same time, the neurosurgeon mentioned problems with poor equipment for medical units.
"We did have low-quality tourniquets for some time, but recently there have been no complaints, we use mainly our domestic, reliable tourniquets, or those that are actually certified. It was very difficult at the beginning when those tourniquets were not quite adequate, but we should not keep it quiet," concluded Huk.
The Ministry of Reintegration plans to regulate relations between military doctors and civilian medical institutions to provide assistance to the population near the front line.