Portable Ultrasound for hospital in Toretsk Ukraine
£130 of £780 raised
My name is Chris Occhicone and I’m a photo journalist covering the war in Ukraine since 2014. Recently I’ve been photographing in the military hospital in Toretsk. They treat injured soldiers as well as civilians. Their task most often is to remove shrapnel, stop bleeding, stabilise the patients, and evacuate them to a better equipped and safer hospital. The hospital has recently been shelled twice. Once - destroying windows and killing a woman who was coming to collect the body of her husband killed by a russian shelling the day before. They are working in an underequipped hosptial, with no running water, intermittent electricity (they have a generator), are within 2 kilometers of russian forces, and are being shelled. They desperately need a portable ultrasound machine. It would help them work faster and get the patients to safer territory quicker. If you can help with either donating or spreading the word, it will be wonderful - it will save lives. Thank you.