23 March 2020

A special aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine arrives in Kyiv from China tonight, bringing the necessary medical equipment to Ukraine for the fight against SARS-CoV-2 virus.

At the initiative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, in the near future, such flights will be flying between Ukraine and the countries where the leading manufacturers of medical equipment, protective suits, respirators, etc. are located.

This flight delivers to Ukraine, among other things, 10 lung ventilators, 850 sets of protective clothing, 1,000 medical glasses for medical staff, as well as 10,000 rapid tests to identify and confirm COVID-19. All this equipment was purchased by Vadym Novynskyi's Foundation in Honour of the Intercession of the Most Holy Mother of God. It was purchased in conditions of huge rush and demand higher than possible.

We almost had to “fight” for every next unit of equipment from the Chinese manufacturers. Nevertheless, specialists of Smart-Holding and the Foundation coped with the task.

As soon as tomorrow, after the completion of the customs formalities, the equipment will be handed over to regional healthcare facilities. In particular, lung ventilators will be delivered to clinics in Mariupol, Kherson, Chernivtsi and other cities of Ukraine. 100,000 medical masks that the Foundation purchased on the domestic market will also be dispatched there.

This equipment will help our healthcare professionals deal with the consequences of the epidemic in a more effective manner. But, most importantly, it will help save more than one human life.


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