Moldova received medical equipment to fight the pandemic worth 537,500 euros from the Government of Germany and the European Union, in partnership with the World Health Organization.
The aid is part of the collaboration between Germany and the WHO and the European Union-funded initiative “Solidarity for Health”, aimed at combating the pandemic in the Eastern Partnership countries.
The personal protective equipment is for all medical institutions in the country, including those in the Transnistrian region, health authorities say.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is still a resistance test for the health system in Moldova. It continues to affect our lives,” said the State Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Igor Curov.
“The Europe team, which consists of the support of the European Union and the EU Member States, provides assistance for the Moldovan medical system and for the protection of the country’s citizens,” said Peter Michalko, the European Union’s ambassador to Moldova.
According to the Ministry of Health, at the beginning of March, 300 oxygen concentrators, 600 pulse oximeters, and 5 ventilators, donated by the European Union and the WHO, arrived in Chișinău.
Through the initiatives of the European Union “Solidarity for Health”, the Government of Germany and the WHO, Moldova received about 2.1 million masks and respirators, 1.93 million medical gloves, 16,200 safety goggles, 36,000 medical gowns, 956 oxygen concentrators, 39 ventilators, and 1,410 pulse oximeters.