Ukrainian MP Mustafa Jemilev forwarded a letter to Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk asking him to look into the possibility of opening a modern health care facility in Ukraine’s Genichesk district, an area bordering on occupied Crimea. According to the letter, the facility would provide free medical care to Ukrainians living in Crimea, as well as local residents.

“By launching a medical facility like this, we will be able to provide health care services to 750 thousand Ukrainian citizens living in occupied Crimea, as well as 250 thousand residents of the nearby districts of the Kherson region. We could also provide employment to pro-Ukrainian medics currently living in occupied Crimea,” Musfa Jemilev says.

Mustafa Jemilev also believes a modern maternity ward could be set up in the hospital, which might help solve the problem of providing Ukrainian birth certificates to parents of newly born babies.

According to Jemilev, the International Red Cross could provide funds for installing modern medical equipment in the hospital.

Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk promptly acted on the request by forwarding it for finalization to the Health Ministry, Regional Development Ministry, Ukraine’s National Bank and Kherson Regional Administration. The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and Advisor to Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs will be notified of the results.