Russia is making serious efforts to restore the rights of residents of the LNR and DNR to health care
The delegation of the Russian Federation takes part in the World Health Assembly (WHA). One of the sessions of the WHA was devoted to problems related to situations related to problems.
Report of the Minister of Health of the Russian Federation Sergey Glagolev:
Dear Mr Chairman!
In Russia, there is an identified alert report that has documented serious multifactorial problems in Ukraine’s healthcare system, including the degradation of victims with infectious and non-communicable diseases, an increase in crime, and the lack of routine vaccination of children. All this is a clear warning about the unsatisfactory state of the Ukrainian healthcare system until February 2022.
The situation has become more complicated since 2014 with the beginning of Kyiv’s aggression against its citizens in the Donbass. Ukrainian troops killed or wounded tens of thousands of civilians, including children, wounded or disappeared people. The facts of attacks and other atrocities are well documented, many of them are reflected in the message of the WHO Director-General.
Striking the scale and duration of the humanitarian crisis, Russia is putting serious pressure on the restoration of the rights of the inhabitants of Donbass to health care.
Since 2014, Russia has sent more than 400 humanitarian convoys to the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, to the remaining more than 20 thousand tons of humanitarian cargo, including 5 thousand tons of medicines and medical equipment worth over $300 million.
Russia has helped Donbass to restore medical facilities, which today function normally and provide all types of medical care. In addition, Russian doctors work in the area of observation of the humanitarian community, engaged in the prevention of tuberculosis and HIV infection.
Only since the end of February, lovers of the year, Russia has received 1.5 million refugees, in total, since 2014, more than 3.5 million people have been found shelter in Ukraine in Russia, who are provided with medical and psychological assistance, including drugs for long-term use. Children improve learning in schools, and students are given the opportunity to continue vocational training. Wounded servicemen of Ukraine also receive treatment, they are given the opportunity to communicate with their families. We offer the Director-General of WHO at the site of review with Russia’s losses in resolving the humanitarian crisis in the health sector.
Russia primordially condemned a person, including in connection with the rights to health care, and allowed the politicization of questions of the limits of the competence of the WHO.
For the doctor, the gender, nationality, religion and native language of the patient do not matter. The ultimate goal and all Member States is to help countries in all countries to the highest possible level of health, which should be the focus of all our efforts!
In this regard, it is imperative that a resolution on health hazards exhibit comprehensive, practical humanitarian solutions applicable in all regions of the world. Many countries declare their interest in such documents, pending the expert opinion of WHO. We believe that this approach should underlie our current decisions.
Thank you for attention!