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  • Another 324 powerful generators delivered to Ukrainian hospitals
    Ministry of Health of Ukraine, posted 19 April 2023 11:40

    From January to March 2023, 324 generators with capacities ranging from 9 kW to 264 kW and a total value of USD 3.7 million were delivered to the most war-affected regions of Ukraine.

    The generators were provided as part of the Strengthening Stability of Heating Supply for the Ukrainian Population project, implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services in Ukraine (UNOPS) with support from the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund (UHF). The project is being implemented in cooperation with the Ministry of Health of Ukraine, the Ministry for Communities, Territories and Infrastructure Development, and the regional military administrations of Ukraine.

    “This winter has undoubtedly been the most difficult for Ukraine in all the years of independence. The enemy’s constant attacks on our energy infrastructure also threatened the work of the medical infrastructure, putting the lives and health of many Ukrainians at risk. Thanks to the active support of our international partners and the generators we have received, we have been able to provide electricity to hospitals, ensuring that patients have uninterrupted access to the medical care they need. I am sincerely grateful to everyone for their concern and reliable support for Ukraine in this difficult hour,” said Minister of Health Viktor Liashko.

    Each of the generators will be activated in the event of an emergency power outage and will feed into the mains. In the event of an emergency, the autonomous power sources will ensure that intensive care units, operating theatres and critical equipment in medical facilities can operate without interruption.

    According to Tim Lardner, UNOPS Country Director in Ukraine, Ukraine’s ability to overcome the challenges of the past winter is a tremendous achievement, largely due to the incredible resilience of the Ukrainian people. The work continues: billions of dollars will be needed in 2023 to rebuild damaged critical infrastructure and lay the foundations for a greener and more prosperous future for Ukraine. UNOPS will continue to work with partners, including UHF, to help channel resources to where they are most needed and to ensure that they are used effectively for the benefit of the people of Ukraine.

    While the project is now complete, the generators will continue to be available as an alternative source of electricity, allowing people to access basic services should power outages occur again.