BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The Maryland Department of Health is donating 50 portable ventilators to the Paul Chester Children’s Hope Foundation, a nonprofit helping to treat children and adults who have been wounded during the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Gov. Larry Hogan said Monday.
“The State of Maryland continues to stand in solidarity with President Zelensky and the people of Ukraine,” said Hogan. “We are proud to make this donation to help save lives and aid the Ukrainains in the fight against Russian aggression.”READ MORE: Man Caught With 30 Pounds Of Cocaine Hidden In Wheelchair At BWI Airport
The portable ventilators are scheduled to be shipped out of the US today and should arrive at hospitals in Ukraine later this week, Hogan’s office said.READ MORE: LIST: Fourth Of July Fireworks In The Baltimore Region
“Contributing medical equipment to help treat wounded Ukrainians in this great time of need is the least we can do,” said Maryland Health Secretary Dennis Schrader.Maryland's Highest Court Reinstates Murder Conviction In Teens’ Graduation-Eve Slayings
Dr. William Chester, a co-founder of the foundation, said the ventilators will “save lives during and after this terrible, senseless crisis.”