Ukrainians treated in Bucharest return home


Five Ukrainian citizens brought to Romania for treatment have been discharged from hospitals on Wednesday and transported to the Ukrainian border, officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MAI) told Agerpres. During the transfer the patients will be accompanied by a SMURD (Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication) team. Ukrainian authorities will take in charge their citizens at Vama Siret (northern Romania) border checkpoint. A representative of the Ukrainian embassy in Romania will also be present in Vama Siret to ensure the transfer of the Ukrainian citizens to their country’s authorities. ‘The Vice Prime Minister for National Security and Minister of Internal Affairs Gabriel Oprea has ordered the transport of the five patients by the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations (ISU), to ensure adequate conditions. Thus, two special vans for the transport of multiple victims have headed to the Ukrainian border this morning,’ MAI officials mentioned. The five Ukrainian citizens needed surgery, but their present medical condition allows their return home.
We remind that upon the Ukrainian counterparty request through Romania’s embassy in Kiev, the Romanian counterparty has analysed the possibility of taking in charge a number of wounded people, to be transferred to Romania. Within this context, the humanitarian mission for aiding the wounded citizens of Ukraine has been launched following a call of the Vice Prime Minister for Emergency Situations Gabriel Oprea, Minister of Internal Affairs; structures of the Ministries of Internal Affairs, Foreign Affairs, National Defence, and Health have contributed to the proper proceeding of the mission,’ the quoted sources added. On March 1, 12 Ukrainian citizens have been brought to Romania for medical treatment; they have been admitted to four hospitals in Bucharest. The action has been coordinated from Bucharest by MAI State Secretary Raed Arafat.

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