Over the past 13 months – after the Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital returned to the Eastern Front – its volunteer medics provided care to more than 20,000 patients, the PFVMH president and co-founder, Gennady Druzenko, reported on Thursday.
According to his estimate, every tenth wounded fighter of the Defense Forces of Ukraine met with the volunteer hospital’s doctors at some or other stage of medical care.
“During the great war, PFVMH has grown into one of the largest and most effective medical units of the Defense Forces! And this is without a single penny from the state!” Druzenko emphasized. “Perhaps it would be fair if the state treated those who save the lives of our defenders on the front lines the same way as the suppliers of other goods and services for which it pays. Because if the support of benefactors decreases, we will simply have to leave the front.”
During 2014-2021, the PFVMH provided assistance to about 60,000 military and civilian patients in the area of Anti-Terrorist Operation / Joint Forces Operation.