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21 July 2021

EU donates medical equipment to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina

The European Union has donated 35 ECG monitors and PCR devices to healthcare institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This donation is part of the EU’s continued support to BiH in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. The donations were delivered as part of an EU-funded project worth €7.7 million aiming to provide health institutions across Bosnia and Herzegovina with much needed medical equipment.

 

The ECG machines will be important for doctors investigating and treating heart conditions, while the PCR device will help fast sampling of COVID-19 tests. Although COVID-19 is primarily known as a disease which affects the lungs, it also has been shown to damage other organs, including the heart. As a result, healthcare institutions require a wide range of equipment to cope with the consequences.

 

To this end, in cooperation with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) the EU has supplied hospitals and other medical facilities in Bosnia and Herzegovina with medical equipment such as these ECG monitors and PCR devices as well as ventilators, X-ray machines, and ultrasound devices.

 

The equipment was provided to healthcare institutions in the Brčko District, Goražde, Gradiška, Livno, Mostar, Nova Bila, Posavina Canton, Sarajevo and East Sarajevo, Travnik, Trebinje, Tuzla Canton, West Herzegovina Canton, and Zenica.

Source: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photo credits: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina

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