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Respirators donated by Dutch government for refugees sent to Lesvos hospital

The Migration Ministry has transferred four respirators donated by the Dutch government for Moria refugees to the general hospital of Mytilene on Wednesday. The respirators were equipment of a mobile hospital unit  donated on August 20 before the devastating fires in the camp on September 9.

The Embassy of Netherlands in Greece had said in a statement that the donation was aiming to help the fight against COVID-19.

The respirators were transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit along with other medical equipment  In a statement, the Greek Migration Ministry said that the respirators were transferred in order to strengthen the hospital’s ICU.

It is not clear whether the mobile hospital unit was in operation due to lack of medical staff.

According to local news website stonisi, part of the mobile clinic was destroyed by the Moria fire but not the medical equipment.  Moria clinic equipment will be transferred to the new Kara Tepe camp where a health clinic is to be set up in collaboration with the World health Organization.

The clinic will have isolation space and a small wing for short-time treatment so that refugees and asylum-seeker will not need to visit the hospital for medical examination.

A laboratory for blood tests is already in operation, a radiology laboratory is to operate soon.

Greek authorities reported beginning of the week that over 240 refugees and asylum-seekers in new Kara Tepe camp were tested positive to COvid-19.

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