Medical equipment for the Poltava Regional Hospital in Ukraine
Friday 26 August 2022
On Friday, a transport of medical supplies left the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the province of Poltava, in central Ukraine.
This transport is the result of a collaboration between the Lions Luxembourg Foundation, the Lions Club Xenium, LUkraine asbl, Pharmaciens sans Frontières Luxembourg, Post Logistics, Santé Services S.A. and the Caritas Luxembourg Foundation. The partners would also like to thank Mr Salvatore Corelli for his valuable contribution to the establishment of contacts in Ukraine.
The authorities in the province of Poltava have appealed to the Luxembourg partners, as the hospitals in the region are not sufficiently equipped to deal with the large number of wounded who are pouring in from the bombed-out towns in the Donbass region. The equipment will help two sites of the regional hospital to respond to the emergencies of the crisis, the first in Poltava itself, the second in Karlivka.
The medical equipment sent includes eight machines for faster wound treatment. The convoy also includes more than 39,000 needles, 18,000 insulin syringes, 700 bandages, 500 tourniquets, 42 medical trolleys, 8 medical mattresses and appropriate sheets, medical furniture and an assortment of pharmaceutical products.
The Caritas Luxembourg Foundation would also like to thank the Comptoir Pharmaceutique Luxembourgeois, approached by Pharmaciens sans Frontières, and the Centre Hospitalier du Luxembourg, approached by the Lions Club Xenium, for their donation of a large part of this material, as well as the many private donors who mobilise themselves daily to help the victims of the war in Ukraine.
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