The government of Japan has provided the Maldives with medical equipment worth USD 5.6 million.
A ceremony was held at the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC) where the agreement for the equipment was signed by Health Minister Ahmed Naseem and Japanese Ambassador to the Maldives Keiko Yanai.
Equipment donated include 65 bedside monitors, 19 portable ultrasound machines, 19 defibrillators, and 10 portable X-Ray machines. Other than this, a number of syringe pumps and other accessories were also provided to the Maldives.
Japan stated that the equipment was to develop the standards and services provided in atolls across the Maldives and the nation’s battle against COVID-19.
The Japanese government has provided a lot of assistance to the Maldives during the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the country.