A team of three doctors and six nurses from Denmark have reached Romania on Wednesday night to help Romanian physicians with cases of severely ill COVID-19 patients.
“Upon the request of Romania for medical assistance under the European Civil Protection Mechanism, a team of three doctors and six nurses from Denmark will carry out in the coming days a voluntary humanitarian mission to support Romanian healthcare workers in the healthcare crisis caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus virus,” reads an announcement by the Department for Emergency Situations (DSU).
Operating alongside the Danish medical team, there will be officers from the Danish Emergency Management Agency.
DSU says that the assistance provided by the specialist staff from Denmark is designed primarily for severely and critically ill COVID-19 patients who are intubated or mechanically ventilated at the intensive care unit or in need of oxygen admitted to the Dr Matei Bals National Institute of Infectious Diseases in Bucharest.
“The joint efforts of the entire team, both the Danish and the Romanian teams, are considerable, with the main mission being to get as many lives saved as possible. We want to thank the European Commission, the European Commission’s Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) and Denmark for their support in combating the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” says DSU.
13 tonnes of medical supplies, equipment from France
Two lorries loaded with medical supplies and equipment from France are expected at the Ciolpani Emergency Response Coordination and Management Centre in Romania on Thursday afternoon, according to the French Embassy in Romania.
There are 13 tonnes of medical supplies and equipment, including 18 devices for artificial ventilation, COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment.
Last Sunday, two more lorries from France carrying 90,000 vials of drugs for the treatment of patients in intensive care arrived at the Ciolpani Emergency Response Coordination and Management Centre as part of an assistance plan from the Crisis Management Centre of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, coordinated by the Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC) of the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism, according to the French Embassy.