There are about 600 medical institutions in the Donetsk region
with 39440 beds for in-patients in the hospitals.
Over 20000 physicians of different specialties work in the
region, 5000 of them having the higher professional category, 180 having the Degree of
Candidate or Doctor of Medical Science.
The following specialized medical centers work in Donetsk:
- The Center of Microsurgery of Eye treats alterations caused by aging and detachment of
the retina, toxic affection of ophthalmic nerve, holds operations of all types of glaucoma,
ablation of cataract by ultrasound method;
- The Center of Surgery Hematolysis and Kidneys Transplantation performs appropriate operations
and holds immunity, biochemical, sonographic and functional researches;
- The Center of Barotherapy provides effective influence on oxygen insufficiency, which
determines the prospect of disease development;
- The Center of Minimal Invasive Therapy employs highly effective methods of diagnosis and
treatment using ultrasound, X-ray, laser, puncture and other ways of examination;
- The Center of Endourology and Lithotripsy develops new trends of non-invasive treatment of
adenoma of prostate gland, nephritic calculi, etc.
- The Thorax Center practices unique operations on diaphragm and breast organs.
Sufficient preventive and treatment activities are held by the
Regional Tuberculosis Clinic. Only this clinic in the entire Ukraine practices all types of
operations on breast organs, joints, and spine. On the basis of the regional children's hospital
the neonatal center is organized for rehabilitation of new-born babies.
The Donetsk regional diagnosis center created in 1989 treats
tumor diseases with the help of color Doppler and high energy laser (fibertoma); holds early
diagnosis of heart pathologies developed together with Professor A. Dyadyk; lithotripsy
(calculi fragmentation by ultrasound) for treatment of cystomyxoma; early diagnosis and treatment
of women's mammary gland tumor; transplantation of embryo tissues of hepar, pancreas and thyroid
gland; magneto resonance tomography of brain.
The medical center «Isida-Don-IVF» was opened in
Donetsk in 1998 as a branch of the famous Kiev center «Isida IVF». Today the center
is a modern perfectly equipped institution with the staff of high qualification. Its
specialization is treatment of sterility of different types. Only one cycle of treatment gives
positive results in 25-28% of cases.
The Donetsk regional anti-tumor center is famous far beyond the
boarders of the region. In the center the unique methods of anti-tumor treatment were developed
under the guidance of the famous researcher, the Doctor of medical science, professor,
corresponding member of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, the Honored Worker of
Science Grigorii Vasyliovych Bondar.
The Donetsk Burn Center of the Institute of First-Aid and
Rehabilitation Surgery of the Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine treats burns and their
sequels, especially of miners having suffered in the mines of Donechchyna while bursts of methane.
The center has worked out its own effective methods of aid for the miners with the burns of
respiratory ducts, mechanical traumas, poisoning with fire-damp at all the stages of
The Interregional scientific center of clinic lymphatic surgery
is called the Island of Salvation by numerous ex-patients of it. In 2000 the new premises of the
center was opened in the town of Khartsyzk. Before this event the center worked in the town
of Zugres where the great research work was done during several years, including various
discoveries, inventions, development of new methods, one of them being induction of medicines
into the lymphatic system, and concentration of experience in treatment and saving people.
The Donetsk Hospital of Microwave and Resonance Therapy
«Sitko-MRT» works in the city. The basis of its activities is the new trend of medical
science, i.e. quantum medicine. Worked out by the professional of the nuclear science, the
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, the Professor, Sergei Panteleimonovych Sitko, the
theory of MRT avoids employment of medicines and skin damage during the period of treatment. The
Donetsk hospital «Sitko-MRT» is the specialized medical institution, the basis for
employment of the Microwave and Resonance Therapy and holding scientific researches.
In 2001 the Health Center for Miners was opened in the city
hospital № 25. The opening of the center became possible because of the help of the International
Alliance of Health Protection and the support of the Agency of International Development
The center is based on the western model of provision of services
of first medical aid for miners and their families.
The Donetsk region, a prominent industrial part of Ukraine, has
the largest network of pharmacy enterprises and determines the policy of provision medicines for
our country. On January 1, 2002, 607 subjects of business activities producing and selling
medicines were registered in the region. Besides, there are branches of pharmaceutical firms
being registered in other regions of Ukraine. The most known pharmaceutical firms are
«The regional pharmacy managing company, Ltd.» (Donetsk),
«Arnica, Ltd.» (Donetsk), «Donbas-Pharmacy-Trading, Ltd.» (Donetsk),
«Olvia Medinvest, Ltd.», etc.
In Amvrosievka, Kostyantynivka, Krasnoarmiisk and Starobeshevo
districts family medical ambulatory clinics were created. In Mariupol, on the basis of the city
hospital, the Center of eye-sight protection of children began working, and here the territorial
obstetric and pediatric association is created. The medical and genetic centers for provision of
quality antepartal diagnosis of inborn developmental anomalies appeared in Mariupol and
Kramatorsk; in Makiivka the regional Infants Home was opened for the AIDS-infected