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29 seriously ill children, together with their family members, were sent for treatment and rehabilitation to medical institutions in Italy (Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna) on the initiative and support of the staff of the National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomolets Children from Zhytomyr region with congenital defects who needed long-term treatment, cancer patients, wounded due to hostilities have already received professional medical assistance abroad.

Therefore, thanks to the support of benefactors, including the help of patients of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 of NMU, children from Olevsky (24), Korostensky (4) and Ovrutsky (2) districts of Zhytomyr region, bordering Belarus, went to Italy for treatment.

According to the curator of this charitable aid, assistant of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology No. 1 Serhiy Osadchuk, when such an opportunity arose, in cooperation with the administration and doctors of Olevsky and Korosten districts, lists were formed and documents were prepared for those seriously ill children who are in particularly hot phases during the Great War, they were unable to receive the full range of medical services. They also organized logistics to the border with Poland and return after treatment.

At the border with Poland, Ukrainian children were met by representatives of the office of the wife of the President of Poland, Agatha Kornhauser-Duda, who, in addition, organized the stay of families with children in Rzeszów before their flight to Italy. Further support and organization of the stay was provided by representatives of the Andrii Shevchenko Foundation.

The children stayed abroad for 1 to 3 months. In one of the hospitals in Florence, where children lived and worked online, one girl was operated on for thyroid cancer.

The other day, Olevsky City Mayor Serhiy Lysytskyi visited the National Medical University named after O.O. Bogomolets and thanked the rector of NMU Yury Kuchyn and Serhiy Osadchuk. He also expressed his gratitude to the staff of the University for their care and concern for seriously ill children. After all, there are no other people’s children!

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