European Union Gives $80 Million In Medical Equipment

 



The Health and Wellness Ministry on Wednesday, May 20 received equipment and supplies from the European Union to help bolster the country’s fight against the coronavirus.

This donation from the EU is the second of its kind since the pandemic and it’s worth $8 million.

The donations include 21 critical care electric beds, 39 patient monitors, 33 infusion pumps, 10 defibrillators, six transport patient monitors, and other equipment specifically for maternal and child care.

They were purchased by CEDI Europe BV from Italy, Germany, France, Spain, Hungary, Poland, and Turkey under the EU-funded Program for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC).

Health and Wellness Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton noted that the supplies will be distributed to hospitals across the island.

He also noted that training to use the equipment will be provided by Medical Link and local representatives of CEDI Europe BV.

 

Shannon Dale Reid

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