Czech Republic donates medical equipment to the Perinatal Centre

A large part of the money was used to equip the medical facility’s shelter to provide proper conditions for pregnant women and women in labour during the alarm.

In April, the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs donated equipment to the Lviv Regional Clinical Perinatal Centre. The medical institution received the necessary equipment worth UAH 16.3 million as part of the Safe Shelter for Newborns project and under an agreement with the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Today, the project’s progress was inspected by the head of the Lviv Regional Military Administration Maksym Kozytskyi and the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Lviv David Novy. Maria Malachynska, the director of the medical facility, presented the work of the shelter.

“I thank the Czech people and the Czech Republic for their support at the international level, for weapons, shelter for our citizens and projects like this. I am grateful to the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Lviv for the assistance that the Czech Republic provides to hospitals in our region. The perinatal centre is just one example. I am grateful for the Medevac medical and humanitarian mission, within which Czech surgeons, together with Ukrainian ones, successfully perform complex operations on our defenders. The Czech Republic is a true European leader and friend of Ukraine, and I once again thank every Czech who helps Ukrainians,” said the head of the region, Maksym Kozytskyi.

The centre received a modern delivery bed, a gynaecological chair with an instrument trolley, an electric resuscitation bed with scales, a multifunctional chair with side rails, a heater for newborns with a monitor, as well as important items for the operating room, delivery room, and wards. Most of the equipment will be used to equip the shelter. Some of it will be used in the centre’s departments – gynaecology, anaesthesiology and intensive care, and assisted reproductive technologies.

“Children are our future and we need them to be born in proper conditions. We have handed over important and necessary things for the medical institution,” said David Novy.

This is not the first time the Czech Republic has provided assistance to the Lviv Perinatal Centre. At the beginning of last year, with the assistance and financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Consul General of the Czech Republic in Lviv, the institution received a powerful 630 kW generator worth UAH 4.7 million. If necessary, it can fully ensure the functioning of the maternity unit.

Thus, the total cost of the equipment provided to the medical facility exceeds UAH 21 million.

According to the Department of International Cooperation of the Lviv Regional Medical Association, the Regional Clinical Hospital and Stryi District Hospital also received generators from the Czech Republic.

“Our Czech colleagues have been supporting the Lviv region, including medical institutions, since the beginning of the full-scale war. Last year, one of the military hospitals received medical equipment from the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic and its Consulate General in Lviv, which was used to equip two operating rooms. In March, the First Vice Prime Minister of the Czech Republic visited the institution and promised to continue supporting it,” said Iryna Butynets, head of the department.

As a reminder, the Czech humanitarian organisation People in Need has provided significant assistance to the Lviv region in repairing and refurbishing housing for internally displaced people. Almost two thousand people can live in the renovated premises in Novyi Rozdil, Stryi, Stebnyk, Medenichi, Drohobych, Pidhorodne and other settlements of the region. The organisation provided 7 institutions with powerful generators.

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