EU organises 1,000 medical evacuations of Ukrainian patients

According to a Friday statement from the European Commission, the EU has organised 1,000 medical evacuations of Ukrainian patients to give them access to specialised medical care in hospitals around Europe.

The EU Civil Protection Mechanism financially and operationally supports medical evacuations (MEDEVAC), and its Emergency Response Coordination Center manages them (ERCC). The programme facilitates the transfer of patients who meet the eligibility requirements, whether they are chronically sick or war casualties.

Local hospitals are trying to meet the demand as the battle drags on, and the number of injured individuals in Ukraine rises day by day among military and civilians. Numerous Ukrainian hospitals and clinics have also been bombed by Russia, making it impossible for them to perform life-saving procedures on very ill civilian patients.

Since March 11th, the EU has organised patient transfers to other European nations with sufficient hospital capacity in order to ease the strain on regional hospitals.

Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, and the Czech Republic are among the 18 nations in which the patients have been sent. This map, which the Commission released on August 5th, displays a breakdown by nation.

Germany (363 patients), Spain (179), and Italy (110) have received the majority of patients yet, while other nations have received few or no patients. Only 21 patients have arrived in France. For instance, hospitals in Sweden, which have so far treated 23 people, are still overburdened with COVID-19 pandemic-related procedures.

Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Romania, Luxembourg, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria, Norway, Lithuania, Finland, Poland, and the Czech Republic are among the 18 nations in which the patients have been sent. This map, which the Commission released on August 5th, displays a breakdown by nation.

Germany (363 patients), Spain (179), and Italy (110) have received the majority of patients yet, while other nations have received few or no patients. Only 21 patients have arrived in France. For instance, hospitals in Sweden, which have so far treated 23 people, are still overburdened with COVID-19 pandemic-related procedures.

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