Hungary, NATO donated 1.4 million-euro batch of medical equipment to Moldova
20:17 | 17.09.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 17 September /MOLDPRES/- The Government of Hungary and NATO today offered the Republic of Moldova, as a donation, a batch of medical equipment to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. There are 20 fans with a total value of 1.4million euros.
The equipment was received by the Republican Clinical Hospital "Timofei Moşneaga" in Chisinau and will be distributed to medical institutions in the country.
The donation was made at the request of the Republic of Moldova to the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center of NATO, which is the main emergency response mechanism of the organization. The Minister of Health, Ala Nemerenco, came with a message of thanks to the Government of Hungary and NATO.
"We sincerely thank Hungary, NATO member countries and the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Center for the equipment provided, which will help us strengthen the intensive care units of hospitals in the Republic of Moldova. The pandemic has taught us two important things, namely what gratitude and solidarity mean. Together we are stronger in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic ", mentioned Ala Nemerenco.
Thus, Hungary donated the fans to the NATO pandemic response depot and organized their transport to Moldova. The NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau helped coordinate the donation.
"NATO and the member countries stand in solidarity with the Republic of Moldova in the fight against the pandemic, which remains a challenge for all of us. NATO reiterates its commitment to continued support and partnership with Moldova, "said Barbora Paclíkov, acting head of the NATO Liaison Office in Chisinau.
The batch of equipment was offered during the official visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Hungary Péter Szijjártó to Chisinau.
"For a year and a half, we have been fighting the pandemic. At that time, the conditions for purchasing the equipment were very difficult. We had to fight hard, but we managed to make sure that these materials are a support and help in the fight against this virus. We must make every effort so that fewer people die due to the lack of these fans. We hope to use them as little as possible, "said Péter Szijjártó.
At the beginning of this year, the Republic of Moldova received over 100,000 masks and 25,000 disposable overalls through NATO. The donation received today is the third batch of medical equipment provided to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic in Moldova.