Migrant rescue foundation donates medical equipment to Mater Dei

Migrant Offshore Aid Station donates a neonatal resuscitator, a defibrillator and an infusion pump to Mater Dei Hospital. 

Regina Catrambone and Martin Xuereb with Chris Fearne
Regina Catrambone and Martin Xuereb with Chris Fearne

Search and rescue foundation Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) have donated several items of medical equipment to Mater Dei Hospital. The items include a neonatal resuscitator, a defibrillator and an infusion pump.

In a statement, MOAS thanked Mater Dei’s hospital staff for granting free healthcare to refugees over the years. Health Parliamentary Secretary Chris Fearne thanked MOAS founder Regina Catrambone and MOAS director Brig. Ret’d. Martin Xuereb for the donation and promised that the equipment would be put to good use.

MOAS assisted around 3,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea last year, with most of its donations in medical equipment coming from US-based NGO Medical Bridges.

They are currently seeking to raise funds to ensure a beefed up six-month presence in the Mediterranean this year to respond to the increase in refugees and the winding down of other rescue missions. Donations can be made on www.moas.eu/donate.

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