Pharmaceutical company donates 60,000 boxes of medicine to Ukraine
An East Midlands medicine manufacturer has donated nearly 60,000 boxes of essential medicines to war-affected people in Ukraine.
Loughborough-based Morningside Pharmaceuticals has provided 1.29 million doses of the drug after founder and chairman Dr Nik Kotecha OBE DL spoke with British Ambassador to Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko.
Dr Kotecha, who was recently made a second lieutenant in Leicestershire, said: “The heartbreaking situation in Ukraine has affected us all and like so many people in the UK we have been keen to do all we can to help the victims of this terrible conflict.
“After speaking to the Ambassador, the Ukrainian Embassy has identified a range of drugs manufactured by Morningside that their healthcare system urgently needs.
“The Embassy and our teams at Morningside then worked closely with the UK Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to ensure the medicines could be dispatched quickly as humanitarian aid.
“I would like to thank our international, supply chain and warehousing teams for turning the situation around within days, to ensure that those who urgently need their medicines receive them as quickly as possible. “
Over the past three decades, Morningside has built a reputation as a supplier of pharmaceuticals and medical devices in the UK and overseas.
Dr Kotecha said the medicine shipment was transported in a secure, temperature-controlled environment to the embassy’s distribution center in Poland.
From there, the drugs are supplied to hospitals, health centers and patients across Ukraine, including the regions hardest hit by the Russian invasion.
Morningside has also supported the relief effort in Ukraine by stocking hundreds of packs of nappies, feminine hygiene packs, sleeping bags and children’s essentials in its Loughborough warehouse.
These goods were donated by members of the public through Polish Associations and Social Clubs in Loughborough and have now been delivered to support Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
Dr Kotecha said: “We all hope for a speedy resolution to the war in Ukraine, which will end the suffering and atrocities taking place there.
“There has been a huge outpouring of support for those caught up in this terrible conflict, and it has been humbling to see the enormous generosity of people in the UK for those suffering extreme and often life-threatening hardship, through no fault of their own. their part. ”