WHO verifies 1,301 attacks on healthcare system of Ukraine
The World Health Organization (WHO) has verified 1,301 attacks on the Ukrainian healthcare system, Head of the WHO Country Office in Ukraine Jarno Habicht has said.
"WHO by now has verified 1,301 attacks on health. And this is unacceptable and unbearable damage that we have against the facilities be it on primary care or hospital. Moreover, we have also lost a number of our fellow doctors and nurses due to those attacks," he said in an exclusive interview with the Interfax-Ukraine News Agency.
Habicht also said the need for resources to restore the healthcare system is constantly growing.
"We are having the data about 2022, which shows us that billions are needed to recover," he said.
At the same time, Habicht emphasized that 96% of healthcare institutions in the territories controlled by Ukraine are "still functioning."