GRODNO, 17 November (BelTA) – As of the morning of 17 November, there were six refugees in Grodno hospitals, Grodno Oblast Governor Vladimir Karanik told reporters on 17 November, BelTA has learned.
Vladimir Karanik inspected the temporary accommodation facility for refugees in the logistics center located near the Bruzgi checkpoint to see how refugees are taken care of. The decision to relocate refugees to a warm, comfortable place was taken after the Polish side used special means, including water cannons and gas, against refugees. Several people were injured as a result of the incident.
“As of the morning, there were six refugees in Grodno hospitals. One of the refugees, however, was not from this camp, but was brought from Shchuchin District. He is on mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit right now. As for the rest, most of them suffer from the consequences of hypothermia,” Vladimir Karanik said.
He said that most of the people injured during the use of special means by the Polish side received medical care in the outpatient setting. Many of them complained of problems with eyes. “We should keep in mind that two factors are at play here - the toxic effects of chemical substances, and cold water that poses a serious threat to people suffering from hypothermia. Children have a cold, bronchitis. These are also the consequences of being exposed to cold and water,” Vladimir Karanik said.