Norway will continue to support the Ukrainian medical field
During the communication, the parties discussed further cooperation in the field of health care, in particular in the direction of medical evacuation and rehabilitation of Ukrainian patients with mine-explosive injuries and serious diseases, as well as the issue of the delivery of medicines and ensuring the right to medical assistance for Ukrainian wounded and prisoners of war temporarily occupied territories.
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people of Norway on behalf of the Ukrainian people for the support we have received since the first day of the full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine. This help is invaluable because it helps our doctors to hold the medical front reliably. Also, today, for our fastest possible victory over the terrorist country, it is necessary for the whole world to condemn the criminal actions of Russia, in particular, the fact that the Russian Federation continues to hold Ukrainian doctors captive, thus violating the rules of war and the Geneva Conventions. Medical workers must fulfill their professional duty," Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko emphasized during the meeting.
The minister also noted that the humanitarian aid received by the Ukrainian medical sector from the Government of Norway, which includes medicines, medical products, equipment, and modern specialized buses for medical evacuation, strengthens the capacity of the Ukrainian health care system, which, taking into account new challenges, has reorganized and continues to work and save the lives of everyone who needs it.
The head of the Ministry of Health of Norway assured her country will continue accepting Ukrainians for treatment and provide the necessary humanitarian medical assistance.
We will remind that earlier during the meeting with the UN humanitarian affairs coordinator in Ukraine, Denise Brown, the Minister of Health Viktor Lyashko called on international structures to ensure the right to medical assistance for Ukrainian prisoners, wounded servicemen and citizens who are in the occupied territories, and delivery medicines.