A modern CT scanner has just been put in service at the Zhytomyr Regional Clinical Hospital serving patients from across the region. This new life-saving equipment has been procured by the Solidarity Fund PL in collaboration with the Polish Development Bank, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) and made possible with funding from the European Union.
The multi-purpose CT scanner, valued at around forty million hryvnias (approximately EUR 1 million), will improve access to quality medical services and is part of the European Union’s health resilience assistance to Ukraine following the unjustified and illegal military invasion of Ukraine. Thanks to the EU’s funding, the hospital has also received a defibrillator, an ultrasound machine and a portable artificial lung ventilator.
The scanner will contribute to the timely diagnosis of patients with cancer, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease where early detection could make a vital difference. The hospital’s personnel have received specialised training and with the use of the machine they will be able to better identify diseases, suggest treatment and ultimately improve the patient’s quality of life.
Photo: Suspilne Zhytomyr
The chief doctor of the regional hospital Bogdan Leskiv said: “We are extremely grateful to our European partners for their attention to the needs of our hospital. I am sure that this CT scanner will save hundreds of lives. By now, all stages of preparation and installation of the equipment completed, and our nurses and doctors are receiving appropriate training. It means that the process of treatment and preparation of our patients to operations of various levels of complexity will be more qualitative and professional soon.”