On 31 January, the WHO and the European Union handed over 180 oxygen concentrators, 2,000 pulse oximeters and other medical equipment to Georgian authorities. The equipment will be used to improve rural medical facilities.
“While handover ceremonies may have become routine, there is nothing routine about people struggling to breathe or not having access to proper healthcare. Together with our partners in the WHO and the Government of Georgia, we continue working to make sure that citizens all over Georgia receive improved access to healthcare and support during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carl Hartzell, Ambassador of the European Union to Georgia.
The supplies were purchased through a large-scale EU-UN action to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, by strengthening rural healthcare facilities. At a later stage, the initiative will also provide village ambulatory units with telemedicine equipment.
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