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Over six thousand Ukrainian refugees receive medical assistance in Russia

June 28, 2014, 12:02 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Medical assistance has been offered to 6,385 refugees, including 2,669 children and 396 pregnant women
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MOSCOW, June 28, 9:48 /ITAR-TASS/. Presently Russia’s 25 regions welcome refugees from Ukraine, where 6,385 people have addressed for medical assistance, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Healthcare Igor Kagramanyan said on Saturday.

“In those regions are about 17,000 refugees, including over 7,000 children,” he said. “Medical assistance is provided fully regardless of the people’s legal statuses.”

Medical assistance has been offered to 6,385 refugees, including 2,669 children and 396 pregnant women. At Russian hospitals remain 843 people, including 14 wounded, 448 children and 85 pregnant women. Lately, 33 children were born, the deputy minister said.

“Russian healthcare and consumer right authorities have estimated the current demand for immune and biological medicines for immunisation according to the national calendar of preventive vaccinations and preventive vaccination calendar due to epidemic indications,” the official said. “Vaccination has begun. We have vaccinated 2,146 people against measles.”

The deputy minister continued saying the medical staff had been paying special attention to pregnant women, children and aged people.

Medical assistance as well as hot food, drinking water and medicines are available at the temporary accommodations organised for refugees from Ukraine. The medical brigades working in the Rostov region (bordering with Ukraine) include paediatricians.

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