More hospitals from Moldova to receive new equipment donated by EU, World Health Organization
15:33 | 30.03.2023 Category: Social
Chisinau, 30March /MOLDPRES/ - More hospitals from Moldova will receive new medical equipment worth up to 11.5 million lei (575,000 euros). The equipment was purchased by the World Health Organization (WHO), with the European Union’s financial support within project, EU4Moldova: for a Sustainable Health System, backed by Germany and Canada.
Health Minister Ala Nemerenco said the consignment of equipment contained emergency first-aid kits, 20 operation tables, 30 monitors for the analysis of the patients’ vital functions, as well as dozens of surgical lamps. The equipment will be distributed to the Balti-based republican clinical hospital, as well as to the district hospitals from Ungheni, Orhei, Hancesti, Edinet, Comrat, Causeni, Soroca, Cahul and Anenii Noi.
Ala Nemerenco gave assurances that all district hospitals of Moldova would receive also other medical equipment, which has been already procured and will be distributed. At the same time, repair will be carried out in the medical institutions. According to the minister, on the pandemic period alone, the European Union provided Moldova with assistance worth 80 million lei. It included medicines, protection equipment, tests and vaccines.
The event on the distribution of equipment took place at the Soroca district hospital. The hospital’s director, Angela Rusnac, said the tables and the illumination system from the operation rooms had been purchased in the institution 20 years ago and are worn out 100 per cent. The new equipment will allow enhancing the quality of the medical services provided, the head of the hospital noted.
Head of the European Union’s Delegation to Moldova Jānis Mažeiks said EU had mobilized means to support the consolidation of the public health sector of Moldova and to attenuate the social and economic impact of the pandemic on Moldova. ‘’EU has already donated protection equipment for the first-line employees and medical devices. Our support for the health system continues on the post-pandemic period as well. Today in Soroca, we deliver equipment, consumables and medicines, in order to meet the necessities of patients who need surgical care in emergency situations,’’ the Ambassador said.
The WHO representative in Moldova, Miljana Grbic, said, besides the equipment donated to hospitals from Moldova, the medical employees would benefit from a string of trainings.