ZAGREB, March 30 (Hina) – UNICEF on Monday delivered four tonnes of professional protective and medical equipment to Croatia in an effort to respond to the current crisis caused by coronavirus.
The first shipment of protective gear has been delivered from UNICEF’s Copenhagen-based warehouse and the shipment includes 30,000 medical masks and 30,000 protective gloves and 18,000 protective overalls, 4,000 bags for safe disposal of medical waste, 2,500 protective caps and 130 pairs of protective gumboots.
Considering the growing needs and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic UNICEF is continuing its campaign and calls on its partners, the media, companies and citizens to be involved and support the campaign with their donations.
The donations are earmarked to obtain ventilators and medical equipment to the most vulnerable patients, protective gear for health workers, disinfectants and hygienic products, UNICEF said in a press release.
In addition to supplying equipment UNICEF will launch programme activities to ensure credible information and expert guidelines in an effort to help prevent the spread of the virus and to support the permanent provision of health protection, education and social services.