Medical workers of Donetsk provide comprehensive assistance to people released from Ukrainian captivity (video)

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Almost all people released from Ukrainian captivity were subjected to beating and torture, they have some serious illnesses. Currently, they are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation in health facilities of Donetsk. Daria Morozova, the Human Rights Ombudsman in the Donetsk People’s Republic, told more in the interview to a correspondent of the official website of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

“There are people with various illnesses, who are currently undergoing medical treatment. As for percentage of those who were subjected to torture, there are 100 % of them. People experienced beating and atrocity.

We are not going to tolerate it. We will document those facts and ensure that international organizations do the same, so that the persons responsible would be punished. Of 160 persons released from captivity, 150 are seriously ill. They are in health facilities now,” – said DPR Ombudsman Daria Morozova.

Specialists from the Ministry of Health of the DPR provide comprehensive assistance to people released from captivity. “On 30 December more than 150 persons were admitted to the Republican Occupational Health Clinic. The Ministry of Health involves specialists of different fields from other health institutions. The people have been examined, diagnosis and treatment have been established by doctors. There are people with various pathologies, such as diseases of cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal and pulmonary diseases. Some patients were transferred to the Institute of Emergency and Reconstructive Surgery, Donetsk Regional Clinical Territorial Medical Association and traumatology for provision of sub-specialized treatment. Our task is to bring people back to normal life as soon as possible,” said Alexandra Shumeeva, Chief Specialist of the Medical Care for Adult Population Department of the Ministry of Health of the DPR.