By Avi Cohen, Israel Hayom—
The “Kohav Meir” (Shining Star) field hospital in the town of Mostyska near the Polish border was set to begin accepting patients Tuesday, with an inauguration ceremony also scheduled for that day
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Israel is the first country to set up a field hospital inside Ukraine.
The Shining Star facility is a collaborative effort of the Health and Foreign Ministries, and Sheba Medical Center, the latter of which is operating the hospital.
With the field hospital situated in a small and fairly remote town, not many Ukrainians are expected to arrive in the early days. In addition, refugees fleeing the country for Poland will likely prefer to receive medical treatment there rather than wait in Ukraine for treatment.
The hospital, which is expected to treat dozens of patients each day, will be operated by a team of 80 people. The plan is for the hospital to operate for at least a month, with the staff being replaced in another two weeks. Doctors working at the field hospital will also train local teams.
Dr. David Dagan, who heads the Israeli delegation to the field hospital, said delegation members “know our job is to reach out and that we must not sit idly by. There are men and women doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwives, pharmacists, and lab technicians, everything so that we can provide service to the hundreds of thousands of new refugees making their way to the country’s borders.” Continue Reading…