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Republika Srpska receives medical equipment from Serbia

Text: Dušica Stanojević

BANJA LUKA, April 1 (FENA) - Medicines, ten respirators, 30.000 epidemiological N95 masks, 2.000 protective suits, 200 glasses and 50.000 gloves were delivered last night to Banja Luka in Serbia's first aid contingent for the Republika Srpska.

These medical supplies and equipment are essential to fight coronavirus.

Member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik said he expects two or three times of such aid in continuity.

“These are goods that are not only from Serbia, but they were provided from China as well,” Dodik said and thanked Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić.

He announced that distribution of medical supplies to hospitals in Banja Luka, Prijedor, Doboj, Bijeljina, Brčko District, Zvornik and Foča would begin today, stating that the following contingents would fill other hospitals with medical assistance.

Entity Prime Minister Radovan Višković said that this aid from Serbia was more than significant for the RS health system, while RS Minister of Health and Social Welfare Alen Šeranić said the donation would help implement the third segment to combat the spread of coronavirus, which is to strengthen diagnostic capacity and treatment.

Šeranić expressed hope that the coronavirus epidemic would be brought to an end with as few consequences as possible.

(FENA) A.B.