David Beckham lends Instagram account to Ukrainian doctor in Kharkiv – FOX13 News Memphis

KHARKIV, Ukraine — David Beckham’s Instagram followers got a crash course in field medicine and warzone conditions on Sunday after the former footballer temporarily handed over control of his Instagram account to a Ukrainian doctor working in the city of Kharkiv in shock.

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Beckham’s Instagram stories were inundated throughout the day with videos and photographs following Iryna, a pediatric anesthetist and head of the regional perinatal center, as she provided medical care in the northeastern Ukrainian town , reported The Guardian.

According to the British outlet, Iryna showed Beckham’s 71.5 million followers the “cramped basement where all the pregnant women and new mothers were evacuated on the first day of the Russian invasion”. She has also posted photographs of newborns receiving intensive care, including the use of oxygen generators donated by the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF.

“We are probably risking our lives, but we don’t think about it at all. We love our job…Doctors and nurses here, we worry, we cry, but none of us will give up,” Iryna said in a clip.

Beckham has been a UNICEF ambassador since 2005 and has urged supporters to support the charity, which works in Ukraine to “provide families with access to clean water and food, deliver ready-to-use kits maternities and provide child protection services”. continue,” the Guardian reported.

“Thanks to your donations, the oxygen generators they received are helping newborn babies survive in appalling conditions,” Beckham said in a video message before handing over his account to Iryna’s Real Time Reports.

Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, has remained under near-constant military bombardment since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24.

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