Zeilen Van Vrijheid sends its seventh ambulance convoy to Ukraine

Boosting resources for the aid group at the Amsterdam Freedom Competition this 7 days. Image: DutchNews.nl

Dutch help team Zeilen van Vrijheid sent its most recent humanitarian convoy into Ukraine on Saturday, consisting of 7 motor vehicles together with a custom-produced neonatal ambulance.

Pavlo Fednov, an advisor to Ukraine’s ministry of wellbeing, is co-driving the neonatal ambulance from Amsterdam to Odessa and claims it will have a crucial purpose in supporting save the life of youthful Ukrainians.

The ambulance experienced been asked for by the ministry and was funded by a personal corporate donor. It was purchased from Diac Health care, a seller in 2nd-hand ambulances from Harlingen.

‘In a neonatal ambulance, the devices is far more critical than the automobile. The design is pretty sensitive as the health-related gadgets want to be appropriately put in the ambulance and preset in accordance to substantial specifications of neonatal care,’ mentioned Veronika Mutsei, Zeilen’s chairwoman, in advance of the convoy departure.

The gear within the ambulance involves a toddler incubator with a specialised neonatal ventilator and a Lifepak 15 device with a affected individual watch and a defibrillator, objects price tag far more than the car itself. The motor vehicle will arrive stuffed with donated goods for newborns and babies.

The support team states additional babies in Ukraine are getting born prematurely in Ukraine due to their mothers’ war-induced strain and trauma. Odessa Regional Paediatric Healthcare facility is struggling with an improved inflow of newborns as it has grow to be the centre of neonatal care in eastern Ukraine.

‘The distinctive area and duration of the Odessa location make it difficult to evacuate newborns concurrently from distinct hospitals in remote parts of the area,’ said Fednov. ‘Timely and comfortable transportation performs a essential role.’


The ambulance will also allow for medical practitioners to go to smaller sized villages and carry children born outdoors the clinic beneath expert care. ‘It is incredibly essential that we enable not only to help save the life of soldiers defending Ukraine, but also the lives of their youngsters,’ Mutsei reported.

Zeilen van Vrijheid is a non-earnings humanitarian organisation started by japanese European expats in the Netherlands right after the Russian invasion.

Considering the fact that its creation on March 1, the charity has despatched 47 ambulances, a single fire truck, and more than 100 tons of humanitarian help into the war-ravaged nation.  It is funded by non-public donors and partnerships with non-earnings and firms.

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