Denmark has delivered and installed 30 ventilators in 19 regions of Ukraine. The equipment enables 26 COVID-19 dedicated frontline hospitals to help patients recover from severe COVID-19. The European Union provided financial support for the transportation of the equipment, and the WHO for the installation, technical support and training for medical personnel to use them.
This type of equipment is essential for intensive care units, especially in COVID-19 treatment. Patient ventilators are a way of ventilating patients’ lungs during severe or critical states of illness, when the patients’ self-breathing is not sufficient and the oxygen saturation in the blood drops. Оne of the ventilators has been installated in Kyiv Clinical Hospital №17.
The ventilators donated by Denmark were delivered through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, which facilitates cooperation in disaster response in Europe and worldwide, and finances 75% of the transportation costs.
Since early 2020, the EU has mobilised over €190 million to help Ukraine face the challenges of COVID-19, supporting its health system, frontline workers, small and medium-sized businesses and vulnerable groups.
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