Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol, Petr Andryushchenko , said that every fourth patient dies in the hospitals of the occupied city.
According to him, people are placed in hospital corridors, since all normal places are given to the Russian military. In addition, patients do not have enough medicines. Mariupol residents are offered to buy the necessary medicines in pharmacies that are associated with firms close to the “head of the DPR” Denis Pushilin and local businessman Yuri Ternavsky, who cooperates with the occupation authorities. As Andryushchenko writes, Ternavsky gives part of the profit to the structures of the former head of the Party of Regions in the City Council, Pyotr Ivanov, who also cooperates with Russia.
Andryushchenko emphasizes that insulin-dependent people are the worst. According to him, the endocrinologist, who came from Russia, sees only once a week in one hospital:
“He “distributes” insulin in syringes. That's why not everyone is lucky. No one controls the situation of compatibility, the selection of insulin. There is simply no medicine in the city. None other than illusory."
In early June, a cholera outbreak broke out in Russian-occupied Mariupol. Dorit Nitzan, Regional Director for Emergency Situations of the World Health Organization, warned about this: “We received information from non-governmental organizations working there that the streets are just a swamp and sewage is mixed with drinking water. This is a huge threat to the spread of many infections, including cholera.”