Support the continuation of the Fresenius dialysis service in Chernigov, Ukraine.

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I have started this petition on behalf of friends living in Chernigov, Ukraine who are  currently receiving dialysis from Fresenius Kidney Care. They were informed on October 16, 2017 that this service was to be terminated. The closing of this facility would affect some 100+ patients using the Fresenius dialysis service. This facility has been in place for the past seven years. Every year it is threatened with closure. The local authority in Chernigov are refusing to negotiate with Fresenius and refusing to fund the ongoing dialysis treatment for the users of this service. The alternative dialysis treatment in the regional hospital does not meet with the same high standards as those given  by Fresenius. It is for this reason that the patients being affected have a real fear that any other treatment being offered to them would be extremely detrimental to their health. They believe that everyone has a right to the best medical care available. This is a basic human right. It is for this reason I am asking for you to support the NGO "new life" in their plea to keep the existing medical services offered by Fresenius available to them. Funding issues need to be resolved at the earliest opportunity. We therefore ask Dr Ulana Suprun, Minister of Health, Ukraine and Mr Atroŝenko Vladislav Anatolievich, President of Chernigov City Council and other officials within the local authority to commence negotiations with Fresenius so that this very valuable, life saving treatment can be continued. The patient group is seeking a long term financial funding commitment so that this very stressful situation can be avoided for them in the future.  

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