Malaysia supplies medicine worth more than $53,000 to war-torn Ukraine
Medical aid worth RM227,984 (US$53,025) was provided to the government of Ukraine today by the Malaysian government through the Ministry of Health (MOH).
The aid, which consists of medications containing Levothyroxine Sodium 100 mcg tablets, Fentanyl Citrate 50 mcg/milliliter (ml) in 2 ml injections, Amikacin 250 mcg/ml in 2 ml injections, and Propofol 10 mcg/ml injection, were passed to Denys Mykhailiuk, charge d’affaires of the Ukrainian Embassy in Malaysia.
Dr. Zaliha said today’s event was a great example of a strategic alliance that showcases the best of humanity and a common goal for global peace and security in her speech at the symbolic handover ceremony at the Health Ministry here.
“With reports of millions of Ukrainians having already fled their homes, with many crossing borders into neighbouring countries, the acute and growing humanitarian needs resulting from this emergency situation require urgent action to ensure unimpeded access to essential medications,” she said.
Dr Zaliha said she looked forward to building more co-operations with the government of Ukraine in the future, especially in health care.
Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022, in a major escalation of the Russo-Ukrainian War, which began in 2014. Tens of thousands of people have died on both sides of the conflict, and Europe is facing its worst refugee crisis since World War II.
Meanwhile, in neighbouring Thailand, Coconuts reported tension between tourists from these two countries.
Eight-thousand kilometers from their war-ravaged home Ukrainians living in Thailand say they have been harassed and made to feel unsafe by members of the much larger Russian community residing or visiting the kingdom.
Their anger and discomfort have been fed in recent days by a series of brazen social media messages posted by Russians that have celebrated the invasion and derided the Ukrainian expat community.
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