Donetsk, Mar 14 – DAN. Residents of Kiev-controlled areas in Donetsk Region are entitled to medical assistance in seven fields, including chemotherapy and obstetrics, as part of the humanitarian programme launched earlier this year, acting DPR Health Minister Alexander Oprischenko told a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency on Tuesday.

“DPR Health Ministry is preparing a programme of skilled medical assistance in seven basic fields,” Oprischenko said adding that “these include cardiac pacemaker implantation, chemotherapy for children and adults, hip replacement and obstetric aid. “The Ministry will publish the medical assistance procedure on its website shortly.”

All groups of the population living in Kiev-controlled areas and having a verified diagnosis in one of the seven fields can participate in the humanitarian programme.

The registration of patients living Kiev-held areas was to begin on 15 March 2017.

On 17 February DPR and LPR Heads Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the programme of humanitarian assistance for residents of Kiev-controlled part of Donbass. The key objective of the program is to provide financial, medical and educational assistance to socially vulnerable groups. On 21 February, acting LPR Council of Ministers First Deputy Chairman Alexander Drobot and acting DPR Foreign Minister Natalia Nikonorova presented the programme to the public. A hotline and a website were launched to provide online consultations for residents in Kiev-held Donbass areas.*jk