The government is sending medical aid worth HUF 210 million (EUR 570,000) under the arrangements of the Hungary Helps humanitarian scheme to Transcarpathia. State Secretary Bence Rétvári said at the national hospital directorate’s warehouse in Pilisvörösvár 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 HUF 2 billion support provided so far by the government, HUF 500 million 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.
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