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A medical train has been launched in Ukraine to transport the wounded from East to West for safety

A medical train has been launched in Ukraine to transport the wounded from East to West for safety

Doctors without borders (MSF) along with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health and Ukrainian Railways launched the transfer of patients using a medical train.

The first transfer was completed on April 1. Nine patients in serious but stable condition were transferred from a hospital in Zaporizhzhia, in the southeast of the country, to major referral hospitals in Lviv, following injuries from the war.

Three further referrals by this train were from hospitals close to frontlines of the war in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. A total of 114 patients have been medically evacuated to date, with their family members. Further medical referrals by train are planned as the urgent requests from hospitals in the east continue to grow, while a larger and more highly medicalized train is being prepared for use.

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