Ukraine docs treating tumours to trauma in hospital basement

Dr Lesia Lysytsia is among those living onsite while caring for patients in a makeshift ED
Dr Lesia Lysytsia. Source: Facebook

Exhausted doctors in Ukraine have described the challenges of caring for sick and injured children from a hospital basement, as others shift from treating tumours to gunshot wounds.

Amid ongoing airstrikes by Russian forces in Ukraine, clinical staff from Kyiv’s Okhmatdyt Children’s Hospital are now living onsite while caring for children with cancer and the wounded in a makeshift ED in the hospital’s basement.