The World Health Organization (WHO) has donated medical equipment to the Maldives.
The items being donated by WHO were officially handed over to the Maldives government during a special ceremony held on Monday. The items were handed over to the government by WHO Representative to the Maldives, Dr. Nazneen Anwar.
The donation includes medicines used to treat COVID-19 patients, 11 Gene-Xpert machines, 10 Autoclaves, and 6 motorcycles to be used by the COVID-19 Rapid Response Teams. Equipment used to properly store VOCID-19 vaccines as well as additional test kits were also donated to the Maldives.
The Health Ministry said the donation of 11 Gene-Xpert machines will allow COVID-19 testing to take place in 18 atoll hospitals. The 10 autoclaves will allow the safe disposal of medical equipment, said the ministry.