Healthcare Ministry receives almost 10,000 respiratory masks from State Agency for Reserve.


Ukraine's State Agency for Reserve passed Healthcare Ministry 9,980,000 respiratory masks. The Agency's office reported that on March 26. The last batch of equipment was handed over to the Ministry on March 23.

The Agency also passed 69 portable lung ventilators, 1,180 portable breathing apparatuses, three X-ray machines, 1,350 pulse meters and 34 oxygene concentrators. All in all, the Agency passed the Ministry equipment for the sum of 2.46 million U.S. dollars.

Previously, Ukrainian cargo aircraft IL-76 landed in Boryspil international airport. It arrived from Guangzhou, China, carrying 250,000 tests for Covid-19, the coronavirus. The press service of the Office of the President of Ukraine reported that on March 23.

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There were two kinds of tests aboard: the PCR tests, and the express diagnostics tests. There were also medical masks, sanitizers, lung ventilators and other devices to combat the spread of the disease. Express tests and masks are supoosed to cover the needs of medics, military employees, police workers, members of the State Border Guard and others; they will also be used by urgent medical aid teams who check people with increaed body temperature for coronavirus.

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