The Norwegian government will donate 300 respirators to Kosovo, northern Macedonia and Moldova.
On March 31 last year, Norway had decided on total closure due to the pandemic. At the time, Prime Minister Erna Solberg had announced that they had ordered 1,000 emergency respirators to be manufactured in Norway. The latter, fortunately, did not need to use them, Telegrafi reports.
Now the Norwegian government has decided to donate breathing apparatus to several states, reports vg.
“In Norway, fortunately, we managed to put the infection under control in the spring of 2020 and we never needed breathing apparatus. Therefore, we are in a good situation to offer breathing apparatus to Moldova, Kosovo and Northern Macedonia, which have been hit hard by COVID-19 and do not have the same access to medical equipment as Norway “, said the Minister of Health and Care Services, Bent Hoie.
On Tuesday, Norway signed an agreement that makes it possible to send breathing apparatus to these countries.
Emergency respirators must be CE approved, which is a sign of quality. According to manufacturer Laerdal Medical, this process takes 18 to 24 months.