Pristina – KFOR has donated Personal Protection Equipment worth 70,000 Euro to the hospitals of Pristina and Gracanica, in support to the ongoing efforts by the Institutions in Kosovo against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thousands of gloves, masks, goggles, isolation clothing, as well as infrared contactless thermometers and antiseptic hand cleansing will be provided to medical staff to help treating patients adequately and avoid further spread of the virus, especially among health professionals who carry out every day a work of vital importance. The project was funded by NATO and implemented by the KFOR Civil-Military Cooperation team, and is part of the overall commitment of the Alliance is support of its operations and of its member countries and partners.
"The donation is an act of solidarity that reflects the close cooperation developed between KFOR and the Ministry of Public Health and is part of the NATO-led mission to ensure a safe and secure environment to all communities in Kosovo, as mandated by the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 of 1999", said Major General Michele Risi, the Commander of KFOR.
From the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, KFOR has continued its activities on a regular basis, whilst implementing prudent and robust measures – in accordance with the guidelines of the World Health Organization - to limit the virus' spread and minimize risks for its members and for the communities they serve. "KFOR's ability to conduct operations has not been undermined. Our forces remain ready and our crucial work goes on." Major General Michele Risi added.