SGA’s sponsored medical teams have been carrying out an amazing work in South-West Ukraine and North Moldova.
People were faced with stark choices between buying basic food or urgently needed medicine. The offer of free consultation, treatment, and medicine by the team of Christian doctors and nurses moving around the region, has literally been a life saver for some.
Now the medical teams are reaching out to displaced people. Recently, Dr Andrey sent a list of medicines required for a 5-day trip to Kharkiv. They plan to spend 5 days in the area and provide people with medical help. They also plan to distribute a 3-month supply of hypertension/heart pathology medicine for those who need them. The situation is serious as there is no opportunity to buy vital drugs for people who need them.
Dr Yaroslav shared their plans to carry out six two-day clinics to refugees every month. This will add up to 150 consultations. Previously, the doctors were busy working with the refugees in their own cities and sending medical help to the frontline. Now when the flow of refugees is much less, they can travel to provide help in other areas.
SGA’s Regional Co-ordinator, Peter Mihalchiuk, visited the medical clinic which took place in a local school in Mohyliv Podilskiy. While the school children studied online, the school became a shelter for refugees. There were over 150 people living there while the clinic took place. This is where SGA’s sponsored missionary pastor, Sergey Shalinsky serves.
The doctors requested prayer that they will be able to obtain fuel to make the long journeys. Ukraine has a very limited amount of car fuel available, as prices increase. Most fuel stations are ‘dry’ and there are huge queues at those which still supply. People must wait 3-4 hours in line, to get a limited amount of fuel – 20 litres max per person.