Poland, France, Japan, Latvia and, definitely, Ukraine are the countries from which medical humanitarian aid arrived this time. Hence, the Ministry of Health received:
• 63 ventilators,
• 24 patient monitors,
• 10 medical suction devices,
• 45 positive pressure apparatuses,
• 88 syringe pumps,
• 22 biochemical analyzers,
• 178 external fixation devices,
• 103 pallets of medicines in the assortment,
• 82 pallets of syringes,
• 496 completed tactical first-aid kits.
“We once again thank our partners for the humanitarian assistance. Medical equipment was transferred, which is very important, especially when it comes to seriously injured civilians from the combat zone or soldiers from the front line,” says Deputy Minister of Health Maria Karchevych.
As of today, the EU has coordinated the delivery of 66,224 tonnes of in-kind assistance to Ukraine from 30 countries via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. The assistance delivered includes 180 ambulances, 125 fire-fighting vehicles, 300 power generators, 35 heavy machinery vehicles, and 4 pontoon bridges. This is by far the largest, longest lasting and most complex operation via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism since it was established in 2001, with an estimated value so far of over €425 million. To support this operation, logistics hubs have been set up in Poland, Romania and Slovakia where assistance is then chanelled directly to Ukraine.