Bulgarian Ministry of Health sends medicines to Ukraine

Bulgaria’s health ministry said on March 1 that it had organized a humanitarian consignment of medicines and medical supplies, which Ukraine had declared to be in urgent need.

The request came through the European Union Civil Protection Mechanism.

To help as soon as possible, the Ministry of Health turned to leading companies – traders and distributors of medicines in Bulgaria, who said they were ready to help provide medicines and medical supplies listed by Ukraine. .

The Ministry of Health is also working to provide medicines, equipment, dressings and sanitary materials, which the Ukrainian Red Cross has urgently requested.

With the support of the Bulgarian Red Cross, the dispatch of the requested assistance will be organized as soon as possible, the ministry said.

In other news from Bulgaria related to Putin’s war on Ukraine:

Bulgaria’s broadcasting regulator, the Council for Electronic Media, was due to hold a special meeting on the afternoon of March 1 to cut Russian channels’ broadcasts in Bulgaria.

Channels such as RT, among others, will be shut down.

If the proposal is passed, it will come into force on March 2 and the Communications Regulatory Commission will be in charge of the technical aspects.

The Municipality of Plovdiv declared on March 1, by order of Mayor Zdravko Dimitrov, a coordination unit consisting of officials and specialists who will provide assistance to Ukraine who requested help in the municipality.

The municipality said it could accommodate people in need in a home for the elderly, a youth center and in the dormitories of two universities in Plovdiv.

People housed in these places will receive hot meals through a social service program.

If necessary, pre-hospital care, consultations for pregnant women and pediatric care will be provided.

Mobile teams from two hospitals will be available to carry out screening tests for Covid-19.

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