Donetsk, Jul 26 - DAN. Twenty-six residents from Kiev-controlled part of Donetsk Region received medical treatment at Donetsk’s Bondar Republican Cancer Centre, its chief doctor Prof Igor Sedakov said on Wednesday.

“As of 25 July, there were 44 persons from Kiev-held areas of Donetsk Region on the waiting list for chemotherapy provided under the Donbass people reunification humanitarian programme,” Sedakov said. "Twenty-six patients have already taken chemotherapy; seven of them have been hospitalised for chemotherapy retreatment.”

According to the chief doctor, the Cancer Centre practices advanced therapy methods which are not yet applied at counterpart medical facilities in Ukraine. The Centre boasts state-of-the-art equipment for detecting and treating malignant tumours and employs specialists with years of cancer treatment experience.

The DPR Cancer Centre has a high reputation with patients from Kiev-held territory, he added.

“A broad range of medical service allows us to pace with time and have prestige not only among professional medics also among patients who come to Donetsk for skilled medical help,” Sedakov said.

On February 17, DPR and LPR leaders Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitskiy launched the Donbass people reunification programme. The main objective is to support socially vulnerable groups of the population.

The health care segment of the programme envisions medical assistance in seven fields including obstetrics, chemotherapy and prosthesis.

As of 24 July, 84 patients from Kiev-controlled part of Donetsk Region had been given medical aid in DPR within the scope of the humanitarian programme.*jk