COVID-19: Commission creates first ever rescEU stockpile of medical equipment

Today, the European Commission has decided to create a strategic rescEU stockpile of medical equipment such as ventilators and protective masks to help EU countries in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Ursula von der Leyen said: “With the first ever common European reserve of emergency medical equipment we put EU solidarity into action. It will benefit all our Member States and all our citizens. Helping one another is the only way forward.”

Medical equipment part of the stockpile will include items such as:

intensive care medical equipment such as ventilators,
personal protective equipment such as reusable masks,
vaccines and therapeutics,
laboratory supplies.

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