The government is sending medical aid worth 210 million forints (EUR 570,000) under the arrangements of Hungary Helps humanitarian scheme to Transcarpathia (Kárpátalja), a state secretary of the human resources ministry said on Tuesday.
Bence Rétvári said at the national hospital directorate’s warehouse in Pilisvorosvar near Budapest that the aid shipment to leave for Ukraine on Wednesday morning includes 30 pallets of drugs, medical equipment, infusion pumps, first aid boxes and bandages.
During the time of war, hospitals find it difficult to get new supplies, which makes the Hungarian aid especially important, he said.
Tristan Azbej, state secretary in charge of helping persecuted Christians and the implementation of the Hungary Helps scheme, said that in addition to 2 billion forints (5,25 million euros) support provided so far by Hungary, 500 million forints worth of aid will be sent to Transcarpathia and Ukraine. The medical aid to be sent on Wednesday represents a part of this and the rest will be paid in the form of support for charity schemes in Transcarpathia and Ukraine, he added.
As we wrote today, Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said that Hungary knew about the preparation of an attack on Ukraine and wanted to take part of the territory, details HERE.