UGCC Patriarch transfers medical equipment to Irpin Hospital of Armed Forces of Ukraine
On February 18, Patriarch of the UGCC Svyatoslav Shevchuk transferred medical equipment to the surgery department of the Irpin hospital of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and provided financial assistance.
It is reported by the UGCC Information Department.
The assistance for the wounded military servicemen was delivered by Archpriest Vitaliy Voyets, a medical chaplain of the Kyiv Archdiocese. The priest noted that this time, in particular, the DKH-250M Diathermocoagulator and the 7A-23D surgical suction unit were transferred. Financial aid was also provided for the treatment of soldiers.
"The war continues, so we must be open to the needs of our defenders and doctors who deal with them! Let each of us do what we can for those indefatigable ones who hold the sky for us...!" said the priest.
The military medical chaplain also expressed words of gratitude for the support Onufry Gandziy, Volodymyr Voloshyn, pastors of the Greek Catholic community of Sts Volodymyr and Olha in Innsbruck (Austria), and Fr. Yuri Kolasa, the vicar for the faithful of the Eastern Catholic Churches in Austria.
On November 11, 2019, as part of the support of the Hospitals of AFU, His Beatitude Sviatoslav transferred medical equipment for the departments of the Central hospital of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Kyiv.
Earlier, during an official visit to the Central Hospital of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which took place on November 5, 2019, Patriarch Svyatoslav of the UGCC stressed when addressing the soldiers: "Ukrainians who live in a territory free from military aggression should understand that it is thanks to your wounds that they can live peacefully."