Dr. Vitaliy Krylyuk, an emergency physician at Kyiv Hospital of Emergency Medicine in Ukraine, reports that supplies and staff are currently available, yet they struggle to prepare for the unknown.
The following report is based on a conversation held with Dr. Vitaliy Krylyuk on Wednesday, March 16, 2022
On February 23rd, Dr. Vitaliy Krylyuk was helping run a medical conference in Kremenets City, a small, picturesque town in the western region of Ukraine. Early in the morning of February 24th, as Krylyuk and his colleagues prepared for a series of EMS competitions, they heard the news. Russia was invading their country. Ukraine was under attack.
For about an hour they watched and waited, locked on the news reports. Then one by one, the emergency physicians and various staff…