In response to Ukraine’s request to evacuate patients in need of medical care and forced to leave the country due to the war started by Russia, the European Union is coordinating the relevant work, as well as funding medical planes involved in transportation.
Balazs Ujvari, representative of the European Commission, announced this on Monday in Brussels.
“As the war continues and people continue to leave the country, healthcare systems in neighboring countries are under strain in Poland, Slovakia and Moldova. For the evacuation of patients in need of medical care, Ukraine has requested EU assistance. In response, the EU coordinated the evacuation of nearly 200 people through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism to eleven European countries. The first EU-funded RESCEU medical evacuation aircraft has been operational since March and is in the process of being accepted by Norway, a member state of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism,” he said.
Ujvari also listed countries that accept Ukrainian patients. These are Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain and Portugal.
EUROPEAN UNION, EVACUATION, MEDICAL CARE