World Bank preliminary estimates losses of Ukrainian healthcare system at $2.5 bln; $16.4 bln needed for recovery
The World Bank preliminary estimates the losses of the Ukrainian healthcare system at $2.5 billion; $16.4 billion will be needed to restore it over 10 years, Head of the parliamentary committee of the nation's health, medical care and medical insurance Mykhailo Radutsky has said.
"Currently, the World Bank is conducting a new assessment of the losses of the medical system. The preliminary data is as follows: medical infrastructure facilities worth $2.5 billion have been damaged; Ukraine needs $16.4 billion to restore the medical system over the next decade," he wrote on Facebook.
At the same time, Radutsky said that "there is no data on the state of medical institutions in the occupied territories, so the final figures are likely to be even higher."
He also said that in 2023, 192 projects for the restoration of medical institutions worth more than UAH 4.7 billion will be implemented using budget funds. Some 216 medical institutions have already been restored, another 163 are in the process, and 184 are partially restored.
At the same time, modular outpatient clinics are being installed in the de-occupied territories with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO), 10 are already operating, five more will be installed by the end of 2023, Radutsky said, citing statistics.
In addition, as part of the UNITED24fundraising initiative of the President of Ukraine, two institutions were built: Chernihiv City Hospital No. 3 and the Chernihiv Center for Modern Oncology.
Radutsky recalled that since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation, the aggressor has damaged more than 1,400 medical institutions, and another 193 were completely destroyed. In addition, 755 pharmacies were damaged.