More than 130,000 items urgently requested by the Ukrainian Government will be flown from Stansted Airport to Poland on Sunday for onward transport to Ukraine.
The items donated by NHS Scotland are part of a package of aid going to Ukraine.
The latest medical aid is valued at about £1.2 million and includes Ventilators, bandages and syringe pumps. Earlier this week Scotland sent over 500,000 emergency items valued at about £2.9 million, including hypodermic needles and oxygen masks. The Scottish Government also announced £4 million of humanitarian assistance to provide shelter, water and sanitation.
UNICEF is also working with the Ukrainian Government to ensure continuity of child protection services including plans for the evacuation of children in institutional facilities.
Neil Gray, Europe Minister in the Scottish Government said:
“We have watched in horror and anger as Russia’s illegal war of aggression has led to deplorable loss of lives, livelihoods and of homes.
“Scotland is not standing by as our fellow Europeans suffer. This latest substantial consignment of medical supplies helps address urgent needs identified by the Ukrainian Government as it continues to resist the invasion and protect its citizens.
“Meanwhile, our £4 million of humanitarian aid will assist efforts to support those – particularly children – who have been forced from their homes to seek safety.
“We will continue looking at all options to further support the people of Ukraine.”
The Disaster Emergency Committee has launched an appeal specifically for Ukraine. Full details of which are available at Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)
The Scottish Government has created a website to help Scots make donations in a secure and effective way.