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Gambia: Who, Republic of Korea Donate Lifesaving Provides to Gambia

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Because the world continues to battle with the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Well being Organisation (WHO) and the Republic of Korea on Monday introduced lifesaving tools and Polymerase Chain Response (PCR) check kits for COVID-19 to the Authorities of The Gambia by way of the Ministry of Well being as a part of Covid-19 response.

The supplies donated embody; PCR check kits from The Republic of Korea (price USD 200,000) and lifesaving ventilators from WHO, (price over USD100,000). As well as, 25 packing containers of Reagents for reference samples from the West African Well being Organisation (price $3,700) had been additionally introduced.

The objects, which had been packed in cartons, are mentioned to be price over D15.7 million and had been handed over at a presentation held at Central Medical Retailer in Kotu.

Presenting the objects, Dr. Desta Tiruneh, World Well being Organisation (WHO) Consultant in The Gambia, acknowledged that while The Gambia continues to carry out a exceptional job in imposing Covid-19 public well being laws, you will need to preserve the momentum to curtail the danger of excessive transmission and guarantee fixed provision of important provides like oxygen and important medicines.

“Because the world continues to wrestle with the Covid-19 pandemic with the weekly numbers of circumstances hitting a report excessive final week and in some nations as we converse face an amazing surge in Cocid-19 sufferers, it is crucial for nations particularly creating nations with fragile well being programs to stay alert and tighten the pandemic response measures.”

On this regard, Dr. Tiruneh said that WHO by way of its nurture of exterior relations with bilateral and multilateral companions that WHO is presenting tools and provides to assist authorities of The Gambia’s accelerated response to the pandemic within the face of a world risk of a second wave.”

“Supplies introduced embody tools procured immediately by WHO and value over 100 thousand {dollars} (US$100,000) 4- Ventilators and equipment consisting of Ventilator trolleys, air compressors and spare elements. That is complemented by the donation of the Republic of South Korea to The Gambia by way of WHO of Covid-19 check kits worthy practically 2 hundred thousand {dollars} (US$200,000) consisting of 200 Actual Time Detection Kits (RT-PCR) and 192 extraction Kits; in addition to twenty 5 (25) packing containers of Reagents for reference pattern from the West African Well being Organisation (WAHO) price three thousand, seven hundred {dollars} (US$3,700).”

The donation to the nationwide well being authorities, he mentioned, marks one other milestone in supporting the nation’s combat towards Covid-19 pandemic. “It additionally demonstrates the partnership and collaboration wanted to combat towards the epidemic.”

He thanked frontline employees and the Ministry of Well being for his or her efforts and dedication within the dealing with of this international pandemic.

He assured his establishment on behalf of the UN businesses and growth companions continued assist to The Gambia in containing and managing this present well being emergency.

Receiving the objects, Dr. Ahmadou Lamin Samateh, minister for Well being, reiterated the necessity for all palms on deck to eradicate the worldwide pandemic, saying they’d proceed to accord it the seriousness it deserves.

Minister Samateh famous that day-by-day, their efforts get stronger, recalling that previously they’ve obtained high quality life saving well being tools from the Republic of South Korea.

“The supplies will go a great distance to make sure early detection and administration of COVID-19. Our companions have seen that their assist and sources are essential to the individuals of The Gambia and they’re very vigilant to see even handed use of all donated sources and we’re prepared to take action.” he added.