EU provides 50 oxygen concentrators to hospitals in Luhansk region

A consignment of 50 oxygen concentrators worth the total of 25,300 dollars was procured under the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding programme. The ceremony of handing over 50 oxygen concentrators from the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding programme to medical institutions in the Luhansk Oblast took place in Severodonetsk.

Serhii Haidai, Chairman of Luhansk Oblast State Administration, said that the equipment was disbursed among 19 medical institutions — the ones which lack concentrators. Earlier, hospitals in the Luhansk and Donetsk Oblasts received antiseptics and protective suits for medics under this program.

“We are grateful for the aid we regularly receive from respected international and Ukrainian organizations. It is extremely important in this difficult time for Ukraine and the Luhansk Oblast,” the region’s governor stressed. “I am sure that thanks to joint efforts of the international community, we will be able to overcome the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives and health of people.”

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During the oxygen concentrator handover ceremony, an emphasis was placed upon the importance of this equipment for medical institutions, which helps save life of a patient even before connecting them to a ventilator.

“We continue to help the Luhansk Oblast and work with the regional authorities,” Dmytro Kurochka, a representative of the Local Self-Government and Public Administration Decentralization Reform component of the UN Recovery and Peacebuilding programme , said. “Support for healthcare institutions is among the priority areas of our activity, and one of the key donors is the European Union. I hope that it would help keep the infection rate in the region the lowest in Ukraine.”

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Source: Voice of Ukraine