Bratislava, December 14 (TASR) – Slovakia is sending humanitarian aid to three hospitals in the Syrian city of Aleppo, where the fiercest fighting in the country is taking place at the moment, TASR learnt on Wednesday.
A convoy with medical devices, beds and blankets left the Interior Ministry’s logistics base in Bratislava’s borough of Vajnory at 8.30 a.m. in the morning.
The total value of the humanitarian cargo exceeds €127,000. The largest part of the aid includes medical devices for anaesthetists, equipment necessary for mechanical ventilation and monitors for assessing the vital functions of patients that were manufactured by a Slovak company called Chirana based in Stara Tura (Trencin region), stated the Foreign Affairs Ministry’s press department.
Another part of the aid, worth more than €27,000, has been allocated from the Interior Ministry’s reserves and consists of sleeping bags, towels, blankets and beds for hospitals. Another part of the aid has been provided by non-governmental organisation Magna–Children in Need, which will also deliver the Slovak humanitarian aid to the hospitals in Aleppo.