Health care is one of the most needed humanitarian aid activities. Since the beginning of March, we have been supporting Ukrainians who have fled to Chişinău, capital of the Republic of Moldova.
After carrying out a needs assessment, a medical team including doctors, nurses and a pharmacist opened a small temporary clinic at the refugee accommodation center in Chişinău on 7 April.
Report from our nurse working in the field
Many refugees go every day to a supply center in front of the temporary accommodation centre. Patients who visit the temporary clinic complain of various symptoms such as: “I have run out of medication that I usually take”, “I cannot sleep due to stress”, “My blood pressure is high and I have a headache”, “I have cold symptoms” or “I have a rash”.
We examine patients and prescribe medication if necessary. Those who need more specific examinations are sometimes referred to other medical structures in Moldova.
We also connect patients suffering from great mental health stress with professionals. Some of them saw their family members killed, their homes bombed or fled, leaving their families behind.
It is heartbreaking to see the war that has caused so much misery, even though there are very few supporters of the war at the civilian level.
Although it is not easy to predict what will happen next, if the situation worsens in Odessa and other parts of western Ukraine, there will be a strong possibility that more displaced people are fleeing to the area where we are currently working.
The PWJ medical team will continue to provide humanitarian medical assistance to those in need.
This aid is funded by individual supporters, private companies and Japan Platform.