The hospitals of Mariupol and Vuhledar have been renovated as part of the ‘Ukraine Early Recovery Programme’ funded by the European Investment Bank.
According to the UN human rights monitoring mission, more than 90 medical facilities have been destroyed in eastern Ukraine since 2014, a situation compounded by the current COVID-19 pandemic.
The EIB has allocated over 9 million hryvnias for the reconstruction of Mariupol City Emergency Hospital. The cardiology department was completely modernised: the ventilation system was restored, two elevators, which had been in operation for more than 40 years, and the internal power supply system were replaced. Now the department can accept 3,000 patients per year, and Mariupol residents do not need to take heaters or fans to the hospital – the rooms are warm enough and equipped with everything needed.
In Vu hledar, the EIB has helped to improve medical staff working conditions, funding the overhaul of the dental department and the insulation of the Central City Hospital polyclinic. The cost of the project was 10.6 million hryvnias.
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