WHO supplied 615 metric tonnes of medical supplies to Ukraine
WHO supplied 615 metric tonnes of medical supplies to Ukraine

WHO has so far supplied 615 metric tonnes of medical supplies to Ukraine, comprising trauma and emergency surgery supplies, blood transfusion materials, essential medicines, body bags, ambulances & power generators, as of June 13.

The war between Russia and Ukraine has now entered its 114th day.

The international health organisation, in its recent report, stated, “Efforts are ongoing to deliver the medical supplies from the World Health Organisation supply and logistics base in Lyiv to affected oblasts amid fuel shortages, limited warehouse capacity and security restrictions due to ongoing military operations. Delivery of life-saving supplies to hard-to-reach locations remains a foremost priority for WHO”.

It further added, “It was a catastrophic situation; we had a limited amount of oxygen. Then WHO gave us a helping hand, Doctor in Kyiv oblast. See how WHO and EU are helping patients get uninterrupted ventilation even during attacks”.

To provide supply, the WHO has collaborated with the health ministry of Ukraine and the Academy of Family Medicine and established mobile health teams with the support of the Swiss Embassy in Kyiv and Canada in Ukraine.

On the other hand, the attacks on the healthcare staff in the war-torn country have reached a toll of 295. These attacks took place between February 24 and May 30 & caused 76 deaths and 59 injuries.

However, as of June 14, at least 641 patients (78% of the requests) have been evacuated for medical reasons from Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Slovakia, and Ukraine via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to the thirteen (13) countries (Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden), the international health organisation further added.