UNICEF delivers surgical masks to support implementation of the Country Preparedness and Response Plan to Acute Infectious Diseases
Ashgabat, 8 October – 618,250 surgical masks have been delivered to Turkmenistan on October 6, 2021 as part of UNICEF support to the Government of Turkmenistan for the implementation of the Country Preparedness and Response Plan to Acute Infectious Diseases. The surgical masks worth USD 200,000 have been donated to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan to be further distributed to medical facilities.
Since the beginning of pandemic, UNICEF has been supporting Turkmenistan by procuring and delivering essential medical equipment and hygiene supplies. To date, UNICEF assistance included oxygen concentrators and related consumables for children and adults, child sphygmomanometers for clinics, liquid soap and dispensers for hand sanitization, biohazard bags, and safety boxes for safe waste management.
“UNICEF has been working in close cooperation with the Government to ensure that the delivered supplies are based on the prioritized needs. The pandemic is continuing around the world, and it is important to protect and equip the healthcare workers.” – says Alexandru Nartea, UNICEF Representative a.i. in Turkmenistan.
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