Christians of Evangelical Faith hand over USD 800 thousand aid to hospital in Dnipro
The Christians of Evangelical Faith, who live in Washington state (USA), provided aid to the military hospital in Dnipro in the amount of USD 800 thousand, according to RISU correspondent Sofia Bogutska. Local representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora gathered a huge container of valuable medical goods for trauma and surgical departments.
Hundreds of packages were discharged by patients - soldiers who are recovering passed boxes in chain from one to another. In all it took over an hour – there were so many medical products. The packages contained multiple monitors for ultrasound devices, equipment for endoscopic operations, functional beds, bedside tables, operating tables and thousands of consumable products - drains, catheters, bandages.
Head of the hospital medical unit Yuri Lazarenko nearly forgot to breath on seeing the shipment content. It contained instruments, which at first glance were rather suitable for mechanics’ work. In fact, trauma surgeons need them desperately. In particular, a drill to mount the external fixation apparatus and an oscillation saw. Each item costs over 12 thousand dollars. The medical worker takes a saw and explains: “It is used for patients with gunshot fracture effects. That is, after they have been treated with external fixation devices, the osteotomy – lengthening of bones should be done in some place. This is the intended use of the device as well as the arthroplasty of the hip and knee joints. We have never got such things. This is a super device,” he ends his explanation with undisguised joy.
This is the second shipment, which is sent to Ukraine by the diaspora representatives. The previous one has been recently received by a Kyivan hospital. Evangelical Christians collected it with the support of the Honorary Consul of Ukraine in Washington Valery Goloborodko. All equipment was sought according to the wishes of Dnipro physicians. It took nearly four months to complete the shipment. Before sending the shipment, the diaspora representatives carefully checked and paid for delivery it went to Ukraine for almost two months.
The curator of this cooperation in Dnipro, head of the charity fund "United for Peace" Serhiy Amelin said: “There is some new equipment as well as some second hand, but it has proved to be in a good condition. In addition, everything is adapted to our power networks with transformers. So you can already connect and operate.”
The shipment delivery was also supervised by military chaplains, pastors of the Pentecostal Church "Tabernacle" in Kyiv Marian Mykhailyshyn and Yuri Sabadash. For over two years they have been attending the ATO.
Yuri Sabadash says: “We understand how important it is today, medical equipment and all sorts of medical assistance that arrives. I would really like to thank the Ukrainian Diaspora, our faithful from Washington, as in this difficult time they do not forget about Ukraine.”
The hospital has now admitted 238 soldiers for treatment, 150 of them are ATO fighters