Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center provided targeted assistance to 28,000 people
Targeted assistance is one of the key directions of Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center. During 500 days of the Humanitarian Center's operation targeted assistance was provided to more than 28,000 people. This was announced today during the press briefing at Ukrainski Novyny information agency by Rimma Fil, the Humanitarian Center's Coordinator.
"What is targeted assistance? These are people's appeals, their 24/7 requests to save someone's life. What are they asking for? Assistance in surgeries: oncological and cardiac, treatment of complex diseases, chemotherapy... These are the most difficult cases that the Humanitarian Center helps to solve. Working with such appeals is very difficult, because each of them is a question of life and death", – Rimma Fil said.
According to the Coordinator, Rinat Akhmetov Humanitarian Center is paying special attention to helping children. From 28,000 people provided with targeted assistance 1,158 were kids. Targeted assistance for children included 17 major heart surgeries, 8 purchased hearing aids; more than 400 children received life-saving medications (insulin, anti-asthmatic medications and anticonvulsants); 102 children, who were injured due to hostilities, are being under the care and supervision of the Humanitarian Center.
"When it comes to definition of targeted assistance, I have many associations with the children we helped, – Rimma Fil shared. – Among these children, there is a 10-year-old boy Vlad from Avdiivka, who was hit by fragment in his head and spent a few months on the verge life and death. It was a very difficult case. But a miracle happened – Vladik has not only survived, but he is learning to walk and is gradually returning to normal, healthy life ... And there are many stories like this one. Children and their health and lives will always remain a priority for Rinat Akhmetov".
The Coordinator also noted that in addition to helping with the emergency operations and rehabilitation of injured children, the Humanitarian Center helps people with heart disease medications in pre-stroke or pre-infarction condition. The Humanitarian Center understands that thousands of people need basic medications, and they are so expensive that not everyone can afford them.