UKRAINE, KHARKIV OBLAST, Mar 18 — Tomas Kopecny, the commissioner of the Czech government for the restoration of Ukraine, said that in 2024 the Czech Republic joined projects to restore eight hospitals in the Kharkiv Oblast.

He said this in a commentary for Radio Svoboda.

According to Tomas Kopecny, Ukraine lacks the infrastructure to assist war victims. Therefore, the Czech Republic and Ukrainian partners are developing and implementing projects to train medical staff and rebuild medical facilities.

“Over the past year, we [the Czech Republic, together with Ukrainian partners] have sent our medical teams several times to treat post-traumatic disorders, as well as to assist in the fields of surgery, intensive care, and burns. They [medical teams] not only perform surgeries and provide services to Ukrainians but also train local doctors,” the Czech official said.

In addition to the Kharkiv Oblast, the Czech Republic is also helping to rebuild two hospitals in the Dnipro Oblast. Kopecny stressed that such cooperation is also beneficial for Czech companies, which can acquire unique experiences.

As the Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported, the Czech government has allocated $10 million in aid to strengthen medical facilities in the Kharkiv Oblast. This is the third time since the start of the full-scale war that representatives of the Czech Republic have visited the Kharkiv Oblast.

The Czech Republic has also provided financial support by purchasing power-generating units. Now, the units supply power to boiler houses that heat 36 multi-story residential buildings, ten hospital complex buildings, educational institutions, a children’s development center, and other facilities.

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