KOICA donates personal protective equipment kits and non-contact thermometers to Ministry of Health

KOICA donates personal protective equipment kits and non-contact thermometers to Ministry of Health

By Dhanjay Deo
Wednesday 09/06/2021
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Korea International Cooperation Agency Fiji Office has donated medical supplies containing personal protective equipment together with non-contact infrared body and surface thermometers worth $290,000 to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to support in response to COVID-19 situation in Fiji.

A total of 1,895 personal protective equipment kits have been donated to keep healthcare workers safe. The kit consists surgeon gowns, disposable masks, non-woven aprons and masks, dental bib and masks with eye shield.

500 non-contact thermometers has also been donated. These thermometers enable non-contact approach which reduces the risk of spreading disease between people being evaluated.

KOICA has also purchased additional personal protective equipment kits worth $130,000 anticipated to arrive in country the coming weeks.

In total, KOICA is donating $420,000 worth of medical supplies.

They have purchased all these eqiupment from a local supplier Medica Pacifica PTE Limited.

KOICA Fiji Office Country Director, Kapchae Ra says they are grateful to the healthcare professionals who have worked hard to keep Fijians safe and protected.


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