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Ukraine: Doctors from occupied city open hospital in Kyiv

By VASILISA STEPANENKO and LORI HINNANT
Associated Press

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A team of doctors and nurses who fled Mariupol as Russian forces closed in on their hospital are starting up a new medical center in the Ukrainian capital to serve people displaced by the war. Around 30 staff from Mariupol’s Hospital Number 2 and a team of cardiac specialists who rescued their equipment from shelling in the eastern city of Kramatorsk started taking patients on Tuesday. The new facility is a pared down version of what they left behind — they’re renting a floor within a larger medical center. A study released last week found nearly 80% of Mariupol’s health care infrastructure was destroyed after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24 and occupied the city.

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