Air ambulance transports 2 Ukrainian children to Boston pediatric burn center
Shriner's Children's executive vice president said Shriners’ doctors, nurses and therapists had lengthy experience working with children suffering life-threatening burn injuries
A pair of Ukrainian children who suffered severe burns arrived in Boston for surgery and specialized treatment this week after being unable to receive medical care at home amidst their country’s war with Russia.
The children were brought to Shriners Children’s Boston, which operates the only verified burn center in New England reserved exclusively for children, according to WHDH.
They arrived via air ambulance Wednesday, each accompanied by a parent, the hospital told the news station.
“Due to the current state of affairs in Ukraine, the country’s medical infrastructure is understandably challenged,” said John McCabe, executive vice president of Shriners Children’s, according to WHDH.
He said the hospital was uniquely positioned to treat the two adolescents and that Shriners’ doctors, nurses and therapists had lengthy experience working with children suffering life-threatening burn injuries from natural disasters and other urgent situations.
The hospital plans to hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Friday to provide an update on the children’s conditions, NBC Boston reported.
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