Released Ukrainians are in fair or moderate condition, - doctor

Source : 112 Ukraine

There are no patients in critical condition
17:41, 30 December 2019

Prisoner swap, Dec. 29, 2019
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Released in the result of Ukraine, occupied Donbas prisoner swap 64 Ukrainians stay in Feofaniya hospital. There are no patients in critical condition as Interfax-Ukraine reported citing Deputy Chief Doctor Andriy Strokan.

“Three-quarters, possibly, even five-sixths of the patients need dental care as a matter of course. Almost all of them have post-traumatic stress disorder in different degrees, exacerbation of all chronic diseases, which they had before the captivity,” Strokan stated.

He also noted that there are no patients in critical condition and there are people who can be discharged.

“At the moment, there is any person who needs intensive care. All of them are in the fair or moderate conditions,” he reported.

Related: Who was returned to occupied Donbas in prisoner swap

Moreover, a lot of the patients have ‘hypertonic disease, exacerbation of cholelithiasis, chronic cholecystitis, pancreatitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease’.

According to Strokan, the majority of 64 Ukrainians will stay in the hospital during the New Year and Christmas holidays but there is a particular category of people who want to come home for a day or two and then continue the treatment.

The doctor reported that all 64 patients are civilians and they would be treated at state expense. He also added that the majority of the patients do not want to communicate with the media.

As we reported earlier, on December 29, Ukraine and representatives of the militant-held Donbas exchanged prisoners; these are political prisoners, POWs and civilians, some of which were not even convicted. The venue was Mayorske checkpoint in Donetsk region.

Related: Russia plans to continue work on prisoners’ exchange

Ukraine passed 127 people to the non-controlled territory, and the Russian mercenaries passed 76 people to Ukraine; 12 of these were military servicemen. Another 14 people refused to be exchanged.



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