“Alona Lebedieva’s charity foundation “Aurum” at the request of the head doctor of Kyiv City Children’s hospital of infectious diseases Yuriy Kozhara started to renovate premises of the department of surgery of the hospital.

“At present, state and municipal children’s hospitals of Ukraine require a complete modernization,” said Alona Lebedieva, the founder of “Alona Lebedieva’s Charity foundation “Aurum”. “Our foundation specializes in providing assistance with the modernization of material and technical resources to medical centres. Therefore, we could not ignore the request of Yuriy Kozhara. During January 2018, the building was inspected and, considering first priority needs of the hospital, the volume of works was defined,” highlighted Alona Lebedieva.

According to the head doctor, the hospital contains 450 beds, currently has 20 specialized departments, among which are a department of infectious disease, department for treatment of acute respiratory viral infection and its complications, neurology, urology, nephrology, haemodialysis, neonatal pathologies and surgery departments. There are hospital-based departments of the National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education (NMAPE) named after P.L. Shupyk and a children’s unit of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Urology.

This year, according to the Kyiv City State Administration, the funding of healthcare industry in the amount of 9,1 bn hrn is included in the budget. According to Vitali Klitschko, hospitals in Kyiv as in other regions of the country have been in a degraded condition for a long period. Among his main tasks, the mayor identified a task of revitalizing medical centres and make them modern.

“In cooperation with the Kyiv City State Administration, we are about to finish works on transforming our hospital into a hospital of intensive treatment”, said Yuriy Kozhara. “But we are still in urgent need of benefactors’ help. We are grateful to all representatives of the foundation for a sincere desire to help the hospital and first of all, to help children who above all need this help.”

According to Alona Lebedieva, all preparatory works were completed, and the foundation started to carry out renovations.