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8 April 2021

EU supports medical institutions in Serbia

Administration of coronavirus vaccines has been taking place in Serbia for some time, and to be carried out successfully, equipment is needed. The way vaccines are stored is of particular importance, which creates the need for special types of refrigerators. The European Union (EU), with the help from the Office of the United Nations for project services (UNOPS), responded to the request and secured 32 freezers and 33 refrigerators for 26 medical institutions.

 

The value of this donation is nearly € 490,000.  “We donated millions of items of personal protective equipment (facemasks, suits, gloves), 140 triage containers, respirators, oxygen concentrators, 32 fully equipped ambulance cars and special vehicles for decontamination, and finally, the hiring of 200 Serbian healthcare workers in July, were all made possible thanks to the EU. I signed another grant package for the health sector worth. €2.6 million  on 30 December, so that Serbia can have a reliable ’cold chain’ for vaccine administration “, Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Sem Fabrizi recently told Blic daily in an interview.

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Source:  Delegation of the EU to Serbia

 

Photo credits: Delegation of the EU to Serbia