Israel will help Kyiv to open a rehabilitation center for the military from ATO area

A new medical complex for men who are coming back from the ATO area will be opened on the basis of V.C. Guts treatment and rehabilitation center.

The urgent necessity to open such rehabilitation center was the main issue of the meeting involving Mr. Klychko, the Head of the Kyiv State Administration, Mr. Belotserkovsky, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Israel in Ukraine, Mr. Vyshniakov, the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in the Western Ukraine, Dr. Dorit Nitzan, the WHO Representative and Head of the WHO Office in Ukraine and Mr. Radutsky, the Deputy Mayor of Kiev State Administration of social affairs, co-owner of the Boris clinic which took place on 3rd of March 2015.

Israel is a country which is forced to military operations almost the entire period of its existence. Experience of Israeli psychologists and recreation therapists is invaluable for Ukraine. Ukrainian doctors do not have proper skills in rehabilitating people who are coming back from the ATO area, that’s why Israel provides full support in the opening of such kind of center.

Vitaliy Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv has promised to consider the possibility of allocating funds for the purchase of modern medical equipment and modernization of the V.C. Guts center into a rehabilitation center for the ATO fighters.

Ms. Nitzan assured that leading specialists of the famous Israeli rehabilitation center “Levinstein”, and Medical Center in Tel Ha-Shomer are about to come to Ukraine and help in opening the rehabilitation center. Israeli experts will assist not only in treatment, but also in sharing the experience with Ukrainian doctors and rehabilitation psychologists who work with those returning from the ATO area.

The WHO representative also marked that numerous seminars, master classes and trainings for psychologists and resuscitationists are planned to be conducted on the basis of the new rehabilitation center. Such actions will enable faster training of Ukrainian doctors working in the harsh realities the country, drawn into a sustaining military conflict.

Within the meeting, Mr. Klychko, the Mayor of Kyiv, and Mr. Belotserkovsky, the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Israel in Ukraine, entrust responsible departments with working out a detailed plan for this project.

Mr. Vyshniakov, the Honorary Consul of the State of Israel in the Western Ukraine assured that such rehabilitation center is of great importance for the country. All parties will make maximum efforts for faster project implementation.