MIA medical facilities received a technical assistance from NATO to combat Covid-19 on the amount of € 500,000
Today, on October 13, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine hosted a delivery ceremony for medical equipment in support of medical institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, which NATO partners provided to the agency as part of humanitarian aid.
"I would like to express gratitude to our NATO Partners for their support and assistance. This equipment will soon be distributed locally to enable our medical workers to respond more mobile, modern and technologically advanced to crisis situations, especially in overcoming Covid-19," –the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Meri Akopyan said during the event.
The Deputy Minister also noted that the Ministry of Internal Affairs always responds effectively to all the challenges during the coronavirus crisis. Today, the situation in the medical institutions of the Ministry is stable, there is no overload of patients. This became possible, particularly, since 90 percent of employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs have already been vaccinated.
The NATO Headquarters’ Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center (EADRCC) has sent four mobile X-ray machines, three ISOARK cameras for transporting patients and 50 portable oxygen concentrators to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The total cost of the received assistance is 500 thousand Euros.
"Today's event is a clear example of practical cooperation between Ukraine and NATO in the combating against the pandemic. It has become a challenge for each of us. So now we have no choice but to become stronger and support each other," – the Deputy Director of the NATO Liaison Office in Ukraine John von Kaufmann said.
He also reminded that the North Atlantic Alliance provides assistance not only to the medical institutions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, but also to the Ministry of Healthcare. In 2020, Ukraine received NATO's largest humanitarian aid among the allied countries.
MIA Communication Department