Healthcare system in occupied Mariupol still in collapse, says mayoral advisor

22 August, 01:26 PM
A woman walks next to a ruined building in Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

A woman walks next to a ruined building in Mariupol (Photo:REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko)

The healthcare system in the Russian-occupied port city of Mariupol is still undergoing collapse, mayoral advisor Petro Andriushchenko said in a Telegram messenger post on Aug. 22.

“Despite all efforts, the state of the healthcare system is not coming out of collapse,” he said.

According to the advisor, residents of Mariupol have to stand in huge queues from 6 a.m. to get a doctor’s appointment.

“Waiting lists for therapists are full for weeks ahead. Waiting lists for specialized doctors (are full) for months ahead,” he said.

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Andriushchenko said that emergency medicine de facto no longer existed in the ruined city.

At the same time, patients waiting for medical care can be seen lying on the ground near hospitals in Mariupol.

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