Zelensky says Russia is preparing to bomb Odessa

A maternity ward not far from the front lines in Kiev has become a clinic treating wounded soldiers and those injured in Russian strikes.

The head of the hospital, who has asked that his name and the name of the facility be kept private over security concerns, said many of his staff now essentially live in the hospital – some with their families – and work 24 hours a day to try to help victims.

“Currently, we don’t have any maternity patients, but we have a lot of injured local citizens and soldiers. Locals come to us when they need help with food and medicine, and we all provide urgent health care. The numbers are rising and people are coming 24/7,” he said. The hospital chief added that patients, including women, have come in with serious injuries in recent days.

A local woman died yesterday in our hospital because a Russian bomb was dropped near here. Some of the injuries are very, very serious,” he said.

For now, he says, the hospital is coping, although it normally specializes in maternity care. with serious injuries and we don’t have enough staff if the numbers continue to rise.

He said the hospital was trying to procure equipment and supplies for the treatment of serious military injuries, which the hospital does not normally stock in larger quantities.

We hear the fighting. Yesterday was a bit better, today is average, but the Ukrainian army, I think, is strong, so we think it will be safe to stay and help our army,” he said. -he declares.

At the same time, the hospital continues to serve its main patients. 20 babies have been born here since the invasion began 10 days ago, all safe and sound.

“They have all returned home or traveled to western Ukraine,” the hospital chief said.

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