The government of Japan has completed the delivery of medical equipment to 11 Ukrainian hospitals. The equipment was purchased via non-project grant assistance under the World Program for Official Development Assistance (ODA) and cost $3.6 million, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
According to acting Health Minister of Ukraine Ulyana Suprun announced that the government of Japan supplied eight Radrex digital X-ray radiographic systems and six Evis Exera III endoscope systems to Ukrainian hospitals.
The X-ray systems were then delivered to regional clinics in Kyiv, Dnipro, Zaporizhzhya, Kharkiv and Zhytomyr regions, as well as to the Bolovodsk central district hospital, Starobelske regional territorial medical association and Drohobych city hospital #1.
The grant program began its operation in 2014. Under the program, the medical equipment was purchased by the UK purchasing agency Crown Agents, which cooperates with the Japanese government in the area of health procurement.
During the presentation of the final program for the delivery of an X-ray device to the Kyiv Regional Clinical Hospital on Thursday, the Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi remarked that the successful completion of this program will allow the Japanese government to supply medical equipment to Ukraine’s hospitals using other vehicles.