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Ankara gives Kabul critical medical supplies

Ankara gives Kabul critical medical supplies

Jun 13, 2020 - 08:57

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Turkey has delivered critical medical supplies to Afghanistaninfo-icon to help the impoverished country in its battle against the Covid-19 pandemic.

The supplies include 75,000 protective masks and dozens of sets of medical equipment, including observation monitors, ventilators, oxygen regulators and concentrators, NATOinfo-icon said in a statement.

Laryngoscopes, aspirators and aspirator kits, defibrillators, PCR machines, nebulizers and diagnostic test kits are also part of the Turkish assistance.

Afghanistan has also benefitted from further allied assistance against the coronavirus. The NATO-led Resolute Support Mission has helped to provide critical supplies to Afghan security forces in 14 provinces.

Supplies from RS included more than 63,000 masks, over 31,000 pairs of gloves, more than 35,000 bottles of sanitisers and disinfectants, thousands of sets of personal protective equipment for medical care providers and patients, more than 3,000 sets of protective eyewear and dozens of infrared thermometers.

The United States has provided 15.6 million USD of assistance to Afghanistan in support to surveillance, laboratories improvements, case-management, infection prevention and control, community engagement, and technical assistance, as well as 5 million USD of assistance for displaced communities.

Afghanistan has 23,546 positive cases of Covid-19 and the Ministry of Public Healthinfo-icon on Friday reported 656 new cases of the coronavirus from 1,159 samples tested in the last 24 hours.




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