In Kiev IDPs get an opportunity to obtain free medical and psychological assistance
10:34 / 07 Oct. 2015 / 1154
Starting from October 5, IDPs from Donbas, who live in Kiev have an opportunity to obtain expert advice of pediatrician, therapist, psychologist and psychotherapist. Such services are provided by the center of the advisory help to IDPs, which was opened by community «Restoring Donbas».
Consultations are provided free of charge by specialized professionals- volunteers. On Monday, October 5, there was a meeting with Lyudmila Didkovskaya – MD-PhD, Associate Professor of the Department of Propaedeutic of Internal Medicine of Bogomolets National Medical University. A child psychologist consulted IDPs on Tuesday, October 6.
Elena Petryaeva – the head of the initiative – noted that providing medical consultations it is one of the priority fields of assistance to displaced persons. “This is primarily due to the fact that IDPs rarely apply to public health facilities. According to our statistics, more than 80% of IDPs do not obtain necessary medical aid”, – said Petryaeva.
In addition, IDPs need psychological assistance. According to Inna Mishina – the head of the Center – experts pay special attention to families with children.
“The war has left a heavy imprint on people’s hearts, especially on children’s hearts. We have to help the younger generation to cope with painful memories. IDPs should know that they will not stay with their problems alone, “- Mishina said.
Professional physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists from National Academy of Medical Sciences,
Bogomolets National Medical University and other specialized institutions of Ministry of Health of Ukraine and Kiev provide consultations to IDPs.
In order to get assistance, any person from the Eastern regions of Ukraine can visit the Center of the advisory help to IDPs. For more details and consultation please contact us on the following cells: (099) 607-62-32 and (044) 245-45-49, or call the Hotline of “Restoring Donbas” – (095) 132-00-22, (063) 132-00-22, (098) 132-00-22 (Monday-Friday, from 9:00 till 18:00).
Let us remind that Center of the advisory help to IDPs in Kiev was opened in the end of July 2015 and began its work providing free legal consultations. A few months later, areas of consultations were extended (including healthcare sector). Currently volunteers are working on providing notary advice.
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