Coronavirus: Additional ventilators dispatched to Czech RepublicChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 26, 2020
After the EU sent 30 ventilators from the rescEU medical reserve, Austria and the Netherlands are now also answering Czech request for assistance through the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
Dispatched Czech street
This support comes on top of 620,000 masks and 50,000 protective gowns already delivered from the rescEU reserve, as well as in-kind assistance provided to 22 countries in need via the EU Civil Protection Mechanism.
The rescEU reserve includes different types of medical equipment, such as protective masks or medical ventilators used in intensive care, and is constantly replenished.
The reserve is hosted by several Member States who are responsible for procuring the equipment. The European Commission finances 100% of the assets, including storage and transport. Currently 6 EU countries host rescEU: Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Sweden and Romania. ■