Jersey to send medical equipment to help Ukraine

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Jersey Post is working alongside Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) to deliver the equipment to Warsaw, where it will be taken across the Ukraine boarder

Medical equipment from Jersey is to be sent to Poland to help with the crisis in Ukraine.

Jersey Post and Jersey Overseas Aid are working together to deliver 200 oxygen concentrators, which can be used as backup to provide oxygen to patients.

The unused equipment was originally bought by the island's government in response to the Covid pandemic.

The Ukraine Ministry of Health confirmed oxygen concentrators were "desperately needed".

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The compact oxygen concentrators can provide a continuous flow of oxygen of up to 5 litres per minute

Chief Executive of Jersey Post Tim Brown said "We stand with the people of Ukraine and had no hesitation in offering our expertise and logistics network to get this critical medical equipment to where it needs to be, as quickly as possible."

Jersey Post will deliver the equipment, which was provided by Jersey's health and community services department, to a warehouse in Poland.

From there, international development agency Crown Agents, which has been working in Ukraine for 25 years, will ensure it gets to medical teams and hospitals inside Ukraine.

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