Fighting takes toll on healthcare in eastern Ukraine

Conflict has cut off access to medical care in rebel-held territory and sent the price of medicine soaring.

    The conflict in eastern Ukraine is having a dramatic effect on people with serious illnesses.

    Fighting between pro-Russian rebels and the Ukrainian military has cut off people's access to health centres.

    Medical supplies are also running low and patients say they cannot afford the rising prices for treatment.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Donetsk. 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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