UNDP, with support from Canada, donated 8 ambulances to 4 regional centres in Ukraine
Emergency and disaster medicine centres operating in Odessa, Sumy, Kharkiv and Chernihiv have each received two ambulances from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine, funded by the Government of Canada, the UNDP communications department reported on Monday
“The prompt delivery of effective ambulatory medical services is critical for wartime relief operations. UNDP and our partners are working with the Ukrainian government to support Ukrainian doctors, paramedics and rescuers in every way possible,” said Manal Fouani, UNDP resident representative in Ukraine.
The ambulances donated by UNDP are equipped with all necessary medical supplies and equipment
Each ambulance is capable of evacuating up to four patients simultaneously.
It is equipped with everything necessary for emergency care, including a seated patient holder, aspirator, pulse oximeter, defibrillator monitor with pacemaker, electrocardiograph, vacuum mattress, stretcher, long backrest, vacuum brace, cervical spine immobiliser, etc.
Other joint UNDP and Government of Canada initiatives include the transfer of an operating table to the Chernihiv Central District Hospital
This was accompanied by a series of medical exercises for specialists and volunteers from social service centres providing assistance to temporarily displaced families from Donetsk, Lugansk, Sumy, Kharkiv and Kiev regions.
The relocation was carried out within the framework of the United Nations Reconstruction and Peacebuilding Programme (UN RPP).
The programme is supported by 12 international partners: the European Union, the European Investment Bank, the US Embassy in Ukraine, as well as the governments of Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Poland, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan.