President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy inspected the newly built building of the Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health in Kyiv. The completion of the building was carried out in the framework of the Large Construction National Program initiated by the Head of State.
During a visit to the medical facility, the President talked to 12-year-old patient Vladyslav Honcharuk, who had been hiding with his family in a basement in the village of Demydiv, Kyiv region, for more than two weeks, fleeing enemy shelling. Due to living in difficult conditions, the boy fell ill. He is currently preparing for the operation, which will be carried out by director of the Center Ilya Yemets. Volodymyr Zelenskyy wished Vladyslav a speedy recovery and expressed belief that the boy would overcome the disease.
“It is very nice when the institution has a high level of modernity and a high level of the medical industry in Ukraine. Made in Ukraine is cool,” he said.
On the occasion of the International Nurses Day, the President of Ukraine presented state awards to medical workers who have been helping wounded servicemen and civilians since the first days of the full-scale Russian invasion, saving lives in regions where fierce fighting against the occupiers continues.
“It is you who are protecting our defenders who are defending our borders. And on this day I want to congratulate you and thank you on behalf of our soldiers and civilians,” the President said.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed that the nurses were next to the wounded defenders in difficult times on the battlefield and in hospitals. They gave them all their strength and such valuable attention and experienced pain together with the wounded soldiers.
“I want to wish you good health. I am very grateful for your great work,” the President said.
The attendees also honored the memory of the nurses who died rescuing the defenders of Ukraine with a moment of silence.