Kharkiv National Medical University
The article considers ways and analyzes dynamics of the recovery process of
the Kharkiv healthcare. The author found that namely during the considered period
a long-term problem of uneven zoning of the Kharkiv medical network emerged.
It happened because of a placement of medical facilities in adapted buildings and
casual places and due to the fixation of such irrational and awkward condition
by a rapid growth of the urban population. On the base of specific examples the
author shows general features of the post-war recovery in Soviet Ukraine such
as mass and mobilizing character of measures for the city reconstruction; attempt
of authorities not only use and encourage a voluntary work of city residents in a rebuilding health facilities, but also make it mandatory; free initiative of the Kharkiv
residents in a reconstruction of medical institutions.
Keywords: Soviet Kharkiv, healthcare, post-war recovery, days of volunteer work,
patronage over the wounded, sanitary cleaning.