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Ukrainian volunteers step in to battle oxygen shortage in hospitals


KYIV: Lesya Lytvynova’s phone never stops ringing. With one hand she soothes her three-month-old baby, with the other she answers calls from relatives of coronavirus patients desperate to get an oxygen generator.Lytvynova runs a Kyiv-based charity called ‘Ours’ that gives free generators to patients suffering respiratory distress, plugging a shortage in Ukraine’s healthcare system as Covid-19 cases spike to record levels.The portable devices provide oxygen through a mask or nasal tubes.For Olga Sabatiye, whose mother Halyna Panasiuk has coronavirus, it is the only hope. Neither of the two hospitals in Bila Tserkva, 85 km (53 miles) from the capital, had …read more

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