180,000 CHECHEN REFUGEES UNDERWENT MEDICAL TREATMENT SINCE BEGINNING OF MILITARY ACTION IN CHECHNYA

181,000 of forced migrants from Chechnya, including 49,000 children, have undergone medical treatment since the beginning of the anti-terrorist operation in Chechnya, reports the Russian health ministry. The migrants in question temporarily inhabit Ingushetia, a republic neighbouring on Chechnya. According to the ministry's information, out of the total number of migrants that came to Ingushetia's two field hospitals seeking medical aid 15,000 were hospitalized, including 3,600 children. Since the beginning of military action in Chechnya, Russia allocated more than 150 million tons of medical drugs and medical equipment worth some 36.5 million rubles, or $1.3 million, from the federal reserve for Chechen migrants.