Coronavirus response: NATO delivers equipment to North Macedonia

  • 02 Feb. 2021 -
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  • Last updated: 04 Feb. 2021 14:28

On February 2, the Ministry of Health of North Macedonia received a donation of 60 sets of ventilator equipment. The donation was coordinated by NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) and made possible with financial contributions by the Czech Republic, Lithuania, the Netherlands, United Kingdom as well as the United States. This equipment adds to the delivery of 60 ventilators on 30 October 2020.

Next week, the sets will be distributed to local hospitals where ventilators were donated. The equipment will benefit patients in urgent need in dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in Skopje, Tetovo, Stip Bitola, Ohrid and Prilep.

This support is part of the overall NATO COVID-19 assistance package Allies have agreed to provide North Macedonia to address the severe effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional ventilators and other medical equipment will be delivered to North Macedonia in the coming weeks, under NATO’s Pandemic Response Trust Fund.

As a reply to the COVID-19 crisis, NATO is providing immediate relief to Allies and partners in need. To date, eighteen Allies have made financial and in-kind donations of medical equipment and supplies to the Pandemic Response Trust Fund. Allies have approved assistance packages for four Allies: Albania, Czech Republic, Montenegro and North Macedonia, as well as for five partners, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine.