Immediately after the start of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk announced that it wanted to start offering free medical care to all people affected by the war.
More than two months ago, the St. Lukas Clinic opened its doors to anyone in need of free medical care. In April alone there were more than 11,760 services for internally displaced persons and people affected by the war.
The clinicians report that the free treatment initiative has given many people who previously could not afford a full physical examination for financial reasons the opportunity to have their own health checked. Doctors report that timely examination reduces the risk of developing serious diseases and their complications.
In addition, the clinic provides medical services at cost to all residents of the city of Ivano-Frankivsk, which are in great demand. Such conditions make it possible to provide social assistance to those in need, as well as to keep jobs with one’s own contribution to the stability of the Ukrainian economy during the war.
Such an initiative is possible thanks to the help of our benefactors from abroad, who support this social project.