USA donated 13 ventilators, other medical devices to Moldova
14:48 | 21.09.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 21 September /MOLDPRES/- The US government today provided the Republic of Moldova with a batch of medical equipment under the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes 13 assisted ventilators and other medical devices that will reach several hospitals in the country.
The donation ceremony was attended by Minister of Health Ala Nemerenco and Charge d'Affaires of the US Embassy Laura Hruby.
Nemerenco said that the donation has a special significance, as the 13 fans will be intended for use in children who will develop severe forms of COVID-19. "These equipments come to support the Intensive Care departments, they are ventilators for children. Some of them will remain at the Institute of Mother and Child, two more tomographs will arrive at the Institute of Emergency Medicine. The group that arrived in Chisinau also contains masks for assisted breathing ", said Nemerenco.
The donation was made possible thanks to the Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response Program of the US Armed Forces Command in Europe, said the representative of the US Embassy in Chisinau. "With the help of this essential medical equipment, we will save lives while fighting the COVID 19 pandemic together. As we face this common threat, it is good to have reliable partners. From donating equipment and resources to delivering doses of life-saving vaccine, the pandemic has shown us the strength of the nearly 30-year partnership between the United States and Moldova, "said Laura Hruby.
According to official statistics, to date, 282,650 cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the Republic of Moldova, and 268,046 patients were treated.