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Ukraine: Russian missiles destroy children’s hospital and kill dozens

BMJ 2024; 386 doi: (Published 09 July 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;386:q1522
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

A “deadly wave of missile strikes” launched by Russia on 8 July has destroyed a large part of Ohmatdyt, a major children’s hospital in Kyiv, Ukraine, the UN has reported.1

UN human rights chief Volker Türk “deplored” the attack which severely damaged the intensive care, surgical, and oncology wards of Ukraine’s largest children’s referral hospital. The toxicology department, where children receive dialysis, was …

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