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Germany promises medical aid to Ukraine

Germany will help Ukraine provide medical aid to war victims by helping to build trauma centers for the wounded, donating prosthetics and deploying German doctors to the country, the Minister of Health said on Friday. Health Karl Lauterbach.

“Ukraine needs humanitarian aid just as urgently as it needs our military support,” the minister said during a visit to the western Ukrainian city of Lviv.

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The aid would include the supply of prostheses by Germany, the deployment of 200 doctors to Ukraine, the establishment of training on the treatment of burns and the connection of some Ukrainian hospitals to a telemedicine service, the report said. ministry in a statement.

Germany’s largest manufacturer of artificial limbs, Ottobock, is already in talks with the Health Ministry to help produce and install prostheses in mobile container workshops and train orthopedic specialists directly in Ukraine, a source said. company spokesperson.

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“Ottobock has partners in Ukraine and continues to supply products there, and the container workshops could make supply possible wherever the network has been destroyed by war,” he said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says some 290 attacks on health facilities have been recorded since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24.

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The German government has provided Ukraine with medical aid worth around 100 million euros ($105.76 million) so far and the German health sector has donated more than 100 million euros, the ministry added.

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