Injured Ukrainians to be treated in Romania, says Raed Arafat

Newsroom 27/02/2014 | 11:52

Secretary of State of the Health Ministry Raed Arafat announced that 12 injured in the violent incidents in Ukraine would be treated in the hospitals Floreasca, Bagdasar, Universitar or Elias of Bucharest, while this humanitarian mission was approved in the Governement meeting on Wednesday, February 26.

“At the request of the Ukrainian side, received through our embassy in Kiev and through the Foreign Affairs Ministry (MAE), inquiring about the possibility of taking over a number of injured persons to be treated in Romania, Minister Oprea forwarded the Government a request for approving a humanitarian mission conducted with the support of MAE and in cooperation with the National Defence Ministry and the Health Ministry, bringing to Romania 12 injured persons from Ukraine, who are going to be identified with the aid of the medical teams that will be sent there and with the aid of the Ukrainian authorities, in order to be treated in the Health Ministry’s hospitals of Romania,’ says Arafat, quoted by Agerpress newswire.

According to Arafat, the mission is ready to get involved on Thursday and will carry out in the following 24-48 hours with a military aircraft, which will go to Kiev for those in need of medical treatment. The aircraft will have on board a team of the Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication (SMURD) service of Bucharest.

Arafat also announced that there were other European countries, such as Germany and Poland, which got involved in similar humanitarian missions, while approximately 500 persons needed medical intervention on Euromaidan.

Oana Vasiliu

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