An ambulance clinic 30 km outside of Kyiv has more medical supplies thanks to a report from a U.S. Agency for Global Media network that showed the clinic had corroded vehicles, one protective suit per brigade, and an acute shortage of medicines.
The report aired in September on Current Time, a 24-7 Russian language television and digital network led by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty in cooperation with Voice of America.
After seeing the report on Current Time, Ukrainian Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov visited the station to inspect the situation for himself and said he would request that regional authorities look into resolving the clinic’s outdated fleet issues.
In the days that followed the clinic received medications and protective gear, especially needed during COVID-19, Current Time reported.
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