“The supply has started of 20 lung ventilators financed by the European Union and purchased by the WHO. This equipment allows specialized hospitals to help severely ill patients to recover from Covid-19,” the message said.
It is reported that the supply should accommodate the critical need of such equipment in Kyiv and seven regions of Ukraine: Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Chernivtsi, Ternopil, Rivne and Cherkasy regions.
The ventilators were purchased by the WHO. The entire operation was financed by the EU within the initiative Solidarity for Health Initiative. The overall price of equipment, spare parts and consumables, as well as installation services, staff training, provision of extra guarantee and maintenance service makes 899,000 euros.
“All equipment was checked for compliance with quality and safety standards. During the next weeks it will be distributed by the WHO Bureau in Ukraine to the medical facilities in correspondence with needs defined by Ukraine’s Health Ministry,” the message said.
As we reported, over the last 24 hours, Ukrainian doctors observed 19,676 new cases of infection of Covid-19. 419 people succumbed due to the complications caused by the disease.