Switzerland sends Covid medical assistance to Mongolia
Swiss humanitarian aid has sent 40 ventilators and 45 oxygen concentrators to the Mongolian capital, Ulaanbaatar, for a total value of around 850,000 CHF ($930,000).
This content was published on July 12, 2021 – 17:13
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“Given the health situation in Mongolia and in response to a request for assistance from the Mongolian authorities, Swiss Humanitarian AidExternal link decided to support the country in its efforts to fight the Covid-19 pandemic,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.External link Monday.
A Federal Air Transport Service plane left the Dübendorf military airbase outside Zurich for Ulaanbaatar on Monday. In addition to the 40 respirators supplied by the Swiss Army Pharmacy, the delivery also includes 45 oxygen concentrators.
The equipment will be received in Ulaanbaatar by the local authorities and then sent to various sites, in particular to hospitals specializing in the care of women and children. The Swiss representation in Mongolia is in close contact with the authorities to ensure that humanitarian goods are distributed fairly according to need, in accordance with humanitarian principles, the Foreign Ministry said.
The shipment to Mongolia is the fourth delivery of humanitarian goods from Switzerland to Asia in recent weeks. Swiss Humanitarian Aid, which is part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, has already sent 13 tonnes of aid to India (6 May), 30 tonnes to Nepal (21 May) and 16 tonnes to Sri Lanka (7 June).
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