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Hospital MSCh-126in Chernobyl, Ukraine

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An eerie place, where all your body shivers - the hospital, which was the first to receive affected from the explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
Hospital MSCh-126, Chernobyl
The Hospital MSCh-126 (medical-sanitary unit) included: a city polyclinic, a hospital, a maternity hospital, an infectious disease department and a morgue.

Maternity wardPhoto: Maternity ward, © Christina

In this creepy abandoned post-apocalyptic hospital, you can feel the whole scale and tragedy of the catastrophe. After all, it is the place the first irradiated people were dying in the infernal agony. Here, in the deserted chambers with old walled wallpaper, cracked walls you can still see the beds on which firemen and workers who was on duty that fateful night lay and died.

Operating roomPhoto: Operating room, © Doug Williams

Often travelers who visited a medical unit in Pripyat say that in these walls you feel the breath of death, and the groans of the irradiated with radiation are heard from the basement of the medical unit. Wandering around the building alone is uncomfortable and scary, especially when the city plunges into dusk. And go down to the basement of the hospital, where radiation-emitting clothes and bodies of deceased people were kept is the task not for the faint-hearted.

Cabinet
Photo: © Michael Kötter

Hospital's basement


The most horrible room of the hospital and even all the Pripyat city is this basement.
The infected clothes of Chernobyl disaster's victims were put right here.

Unlike the other blocks of MSCh-126, the entrance to the basement is prohibited.

Radiation in MSCh-126 basement
Photo: Radiation in MSCh-126 basement

The radiation from clothes and shoes left here still exceeds the normal in 1000 times. Moreover the harm for health the visiting of this place can have psychiatric consequences.

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Location: Pripyat

Tours & excursions 3

#4Cruise on the ship to Chernobyl and PripyatCruise on the ship to Chernobyl and Pripyat

Get a sea of thrills from a boat trip to the lost world of a dead city.

UAH 335000/tour
#2One-day private tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievOne-day private tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

One day in the Exclusion Zone and you will learn everything about this desolate tragical place.

UAH 1794+/person
#3Urgent one-day tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from KievUrgent one-day tour (Chernobyl + Pripyat) from Kiev

The most horrifying post apocalyptic picture of Chernobyl and Pripyat in one day

UAH 3999+/person

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