There are no problems with the delivery of medicines to the Kherson region after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station. This was stated by Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko, pointing to the presence of reserves in the region, T reports.
“[Проблем] No. First of all, we had reserves there – obviously we were already preparing. Plus, we have a pharmacy warehouse there that stores medicines, we supply medicines there as part of a federal benefit,” the minister said.
According to the Minister of Health, now the Ministry of Health, together with Rospotrebnadzor, is determining groups for preventive vaccination. Today, Murashko added, the vaccine will be sent to the region. It is specified that we are talking about vaccines against hepatitis A and others.
Murashko added that specialists from the department are now working on the spot. On behalf of the president, a headquarters was formed, the deputy minister of health works there, who oversees the relevant direction.
The breakthrough of the dam of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station occurred on the night of June 6. As a result of the incident, an uncontrolled discharge of water began, the level of which reached more than 11 m. A local emergency regime was introduced on the territory of the district, and an emergency regime was also introduced on the territory of the Kherson region. Russian President Vladimir Putin called the explosion of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station a barbaric act of Kyiv.
Earlier today, the acting governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, said that Putin keeps the situation in the region under constant control after the destruction of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, regularly taking an interest in what is happening. The balance also reported today, citing preliminary calculations by RusHydro, that the Dnieper River will return to its usual course below the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station by June 16. The level of water rise in Novaya Kakhovka, according to him, decreased by 3 m per day – to the level of 7 m. The balance also announced the beginning of pumping water and garbage collection from the streets.
On the morning of June 10, he cited the data of the acting governor of the Kherson region, over 6,000 people were evacuated from the flooded territories, including 235 children and 81 people with limited mobility.