RIGA - So far, the Children's University Hospital (BKUS) has provided medical assistance to almost 90 children from Ukraine, said BKUS representative Renate Snipe in an interview with the Latvian public television today.
She said that almost 90 Ukrainian children needed medical assistance, but this number of not big, thus, refugees do not affect provision of medical services to local children.
She said that refugee children had both chronic conditions and needed prescriptions to continue their therapy, and acute diseases. Ten of the children were in need of hospitalization.
BKUS has voiced readiness to help Ukrainian refugee children. BKUS board member Zane Straume assumed that children most often would need out-patient services, psychological support and rehabilitation.
Ukrainian citizens who have arrived in Latvia due to the warfare in Ukraine will receive all government-paid health care services that are available to Latvian residents.