Israel to send protective gear to emergency service providers in Ukraine

Israel will send helmets and vests to Ukrainian rescue and emergency services, the office of Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced on Wednesday.

In a phone call between Gantz and Ukrainian Defense Minister Oleksiy Reznikov, the Israeli Defense Minister said the protective gear would arrive following a request made to the Israeli Defense Ministry by the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense. Defense.

Gantz’s office said it “is part of Israel’s extensive efforts to provide humanitarian aid, which includes establishing a field hospital, absorbing refugees and immigrants, providing food and medical assistance, and more”.

The ministers also discussed Israel’s role in international efforts to end the war in Eastern Europe, according to Gantz’s office.

On March 22, Israel began accepting patients at its humanitarian field hospital in western Ukraine, where it will treat those affected by the country’s war.

Located in the town of Mostyska and called “Kochav Meir”, the 66-bed hospital is open 24/7 and has more than 60 people.

Capable of treating 150 patients at a time, it includes a triage area; an emergency service; men’s, women’s and children’s services; labor and delivery facilities; imaging and telehealth technologies; mental health services; a laboratory; a pharmacy; and an outpatient clinic.

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