On October 5th, the Manitoba Provincial Council of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress funded a container destined for Kharkiv Zaitsev and Kharkiv Military Hospitals and the Yaremche Rehabilitation Hospital. We were able to provide 52 beds and mattresses as well as two gurneys and two physiotherapy treatment tables.
The container departed Winnipeg on the 5th headed for Montreal. The ship carrying the container left Montreal on October 18th and arrived in Oddessa on November 21st. Because of hard work on the part of our partners, the container was cleared by Customs on November 26th and was on its way by truck to Kharkiv and Yaremche the next day. The container arrived on November 29th and was unloaded and all the beds tested and installed on November 30th and December 1st.
It is with great pleasure that I can share that our last shipment of beds, physio baked and gurneys have arrived at the 3 recipient hospitals in Yaremche and Kharkiv and are already in use. This is now the 4th successful shipment involving our friends at IHC and led by UCC Manitoba and although we have all celebrated the successful shipments in the past it is important to reminder each other of the benefit these shipments provide to Ukraine as well as the number of individuals that have helped make these projects a success at the many critical stages along the way.
Thanks again to all of you for your patience and support!