Modern medical equipment donated by the Council of Europe for all penitentiaries in Republic of Moldova
Today, 29 October 2020, was held the official ceremony for donation a batch of modern medical equipment and devices for treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, fact that is a completion of an extensive intervention and support of the Council of Europe.
The event was attended by the Minister of Justice, Fadei Nagacevschi, the head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Chisinau, William Massolin and the interim director of the National Administration of Penitentiaries, Vladimir Cojocaru.
The Minister of Justice mentioned that this is a significant contribution made by the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau to the Ministry of Justice, especially for the National Penitentiary Administration. It will certainly ensure the improvement and adjustment of national standards of detention conditions to European ones by providing high-quality medical services to persons deprived of their liberty, through the use of modern medical equipment, which will certainly increase the quality of life of detainees.
The head of the Office of the Council of Europe in Chisinau, William Massolin, stated that the support provided within the project aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of the penitentiaries, in order to provide quality medical services. These equipments are of vital importance for the medical units in the process of accreditation. Also, the head of the Council of Europe Office in Chisinau, thanked for the good collaboration and interaction with the representatives of the penitentiary administration system, taking into account the current restrictions related to the pandemic situation.
The donation was made within the Program "Promoting a system of criminal justice according to human rights in the Republic of Moldova", funded by the Government of Norway and implemented by the Council of Europe.