A Hartford HealthCare ambulance left for Ukraine Thursday, carrying thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies to provide lifesaving support to civilians and soldiers in the war-torn country.
Hartford HealthCare has donated the ambulance to Irpin, a city adjacent to Kyiv, whose fleet of more than 100 ambulances has dwindled to less than 10 after Russian shelling and bombings in the region.
Since the start of the war, Taschuk said several Premier Inc. members, including Hartford HealthCare, have donated more than $4 million in medical supplies to Ukraine.
“They actually need our help more now than they ever did,” Taschuk said. “The huge outpouring of support that we witnessed at the beginning of the war for the first three weeks was incredible. But we can’t forget about it now.”
Taschuk said that the ambulance donated by Hartford HealthCare will make a big difference in saving Ukrainian lives.