Moldovan doctors to help Romania fight COVID-19 pandemic
12:02 | 18.10.2021 Category: Social
Chisinau, 18 October /MOLDPRES/- A group of 32 doctors and paramedics from the Republic of Moldova left today for Romania to support the health system in the neighboring country, which is facing a strong pandemic crisis, reaching the top in the world in the number of diseases and deaths due to infection with COVID-19.
"This pandemic is a global crisis, and humanity feels a heavy burden not only in the health context, but in all socio-economic fields. Unfortunately, Romania is facing an unprecedented situation in recent days, reaching the number of deaths and infections in the world on Friday. Therefore, the Government of the Republic of Moldova comes with a gesture of support, which is very necessary for the moment. Hospitals across the Prut need help, so we must join forces, and solidarity and mutual support are crucial in the state of affairs created, " Prime Minister Natalia Gavriliţă said.
The premier mentioned the fraternal help that Romania has given to our country since the beginning of the pandemic, coming in the form of equipment, batches of vaccines, medical assistance, etc. "Romania helped us when we were in great need, now it's time for us to be with them," said the prime minister.
Daniel Ioniţă, Romanian ambassador to Chisinau said he is "moved to tears by this gesture, made in hard times and which will not be forgotten". "We are in a serious state, which we have reached, perhaps because the Romanians relaxed too quickly. Solidarity and empathy, shown by this gesture, come to prove once again, if need be, that blood is not made of water. At the same time, I reiterate that, in turn, Romania has been, is and will be with the Republic of Moldova ", Ioniţă said.
In May 2020, a team of 42 doctors and nurses from the Ministry of National Defense and the Romanian Ministry of Health came to our country to complete the medical teams in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. They carried out, for 15 days, activities for providing medical assistance and care to patients diagnosed with COVID-19, as well as training missions for medical staff in health facilities in Balti, Chisinau and Cahul.