CEB approves €35 million to Kosovo to support emergency health care

The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) has approved a €35 million loan to support the authorities’ ongoing efforts to provide health care to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CEB has also approved a grant of €1 million from the Social Dividend Account as an interest-rate subsidy for the loan.

"The CEB loan will cover a part of the emergency healthcare costs and will enable the establishment of specialized units in selected hospitals and the purchase of treatment and diagnostic equipment, such as oxygen delivery systems, ultrasound, and tomography devices as well as protective and medical supplies, testing kits and diagnostic reagents. The loan will also provide for hardship incentives to healthcare and pharmacy employees, training of medical staff, and the mobilization of additional healthcare personnel," CEB said in a statement.