Israel’s Shining Star field hospital in Ukraine opens

March 23, 2022 by TPS
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Israel’s “Shining Star” field hospital in the city of Mostyska in western Ukraine opened on Tuesday with a special ceremony that was attended by representatives of the Ukrainian government, the Deputy Minister of Health, the Governor of the Lviv district, and Mayor of Mostyska, the Chargé d’Affaires of the Israeli Embassy in Ukraine, the head of the delegation and other officials.

The Shinig Star hospital in Ukraine. (MFA)

The Shining Star hospital, named after former Prime Minister Golda Meir, was established by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Health, and Sheba Medical Centre, with the assistance of the entire Israeli healthcare system and the support of Schusterman Foundation, which donates to national and social projects in Israel, and the JDC.

The Chargé d’Affaires of the Israeli Embassy in Ukraine, Deputy Ambassador Yoav Bistrizky stated “The Embassy of Israel in Ukraine will continue to assist the Ukrainian people during these difficult times with the hope of a speedy peaceful solution”.

Prof. David Dagan, head of the delegation from the Ministry of Health, addressed members of the medical delegation and declared that “we are here to be the star that lights the path of refugees in need of medical care. We will extend a helping hand to them, as has always been the State of Israel’s custom. I feel extremely privileged to be a part of this fantastic group”.

Dr Yoel Har-Even of the Sheba Medical Centre, director of the Shining Star hospital, said that “the mission of this hospital is to make clear to the Ukrainian people that they are not alone in the chaos that has emerged.”

The hospital, staffed by 60 medical personnel, will provide medical care to the war’s many refugees and will include a delivery room, and adult and pediatric wards.

The medical assistance will also include laboratory and imaging capabilities and will utilize remote technologies in collaboration with the Sheba Medical Centre in Israel.

Seventeen tonnes of equipment for the establishment of the Shining Star field hospital were sent to Poland, and then from there to Mostyska.


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