KYIV. Nov 15 (Interfax-Ukraine) – The Help for Ukraine charitable foundation plans to open the Step By Step center for psychological and physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of military personnel at the base of Morshyn sanatorium in Lviv region in early 2024, said foundation president Stepan Aslanyan.
At a press conference at the Interfax-Ukraine agency, he clarified that the project will be implemented on the basis of rented space in the central building of the sanatorium.
It was noted that the center for psychological and physiotherapeutic rehabilitation of the military will be equipped with comfortable wards with functional medical beds, equipped with equipment for ultrasound diagnostics and laboratory tests.
“We are currently negotiating with specialized certified laboratories to treat the consequences of acubarotrauma in collaboration with professional psychologists,” he said.
In turn, the vice-president of the organization, Vilen Fatalov, noted that over a year and a half of work, the fund has already implemented a number of projects, including a project to provide equipment to JSC Mykolaivoblenergo, which suffered from attacks by the Russian aggressor on energy infrastructure facilities in 2022. As part of this project, with the support of German partners, the fund delivered 169.7 tonnes of urgently needed equipment to Mykolaivoblenergo, including transformers and generators.
In addition, the fund delivered humanitarian and medical supplies to Mykolaiv and the deoccupied territory of Kherson region.
As part of the project, a mobile water purification unit was delivered and launched for the frontline settlement of Kozatske, Kherson region.
Currently, the project continues to implement the Save Kherson Water project, which involves the purchase and installation of mobile water purification systems in populated areas of Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.
The foundation is also implementing the Beds for IDPs and Orphanages project, within the framework of which IDPs and orphanages will be provided with 140 beds.
“Unfortunately, the need for humanitarian assistance is not decreasing, it is only growing, and we need to intensify our efforts to support the military and the population,” Aslanyan said.
In turn, the foundation’s ambassador, Yevhen Koshovy, emphasized that the organization continues to work towards providing the front with passenger cars.
“Unfortunately, cars at the front have become expendable, so we will concentrate our efforts in this direction,” he said.
For his part, Fatalov noted that when implementing its projects, the foundation does not turn to the population for help, but attracts business and international partners.
“We did not launch funds collection from our citizens, we focused on Ukrainian business and foreign partners. We must continue to consolidate our efforts and remain united, as we were in February 2022. The needs are not getting smaller,” he said.