On Wednesday, November 1st, thirty-four hospitals in the Republic of Moldova received 1,200 beds purchased with funds provided by the United States and the European Union.
The beneficiary healthcare institutions include 30 district hospitals, three republican institutions, and one municipal one.
Of the 1,200 beds, 200 are intended for pediatric patients aged up to 3 years, 300 for children aged 3 to 10 years, and the remaining 700 for children over 10 years and adults. The beds come with mattresses, pillows, and bed linens.
She also noted that the beds are modern and provide high security, especially for the young patients.
Present at the event, the U.S. Ambassador to Chișinău, Kent Logsdon, specified that the donation will help the healthcare system in the Republic of Moldova manage the patient flow, including in the context of the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Moldova, Janis Mazeiks, emphasized that this action aims to align healthcare with European standards and that “the European Union will continue to support the modernization of healthcare services in the Republic of Moldova.”
It is worth noting that the beds, valued at $291,000, were procured by the World Health Organization with the support of the EU and the U.S. Government.