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Mongolia|foreign policy|February 11, 2021 / 03:09 PM
European Union funded project handed over 370 equipped hospital beds to Mongolia

AKIPRESS.COM - In response to COVID-19 pandemic, European Union funded “Recovering Together” project, implemented by World Vision, is contributing in the form of a donation of 370 equipped hospital beds as an expression of the solidarity of the European Union during this challenging time, the EU External Action Service said.

Based on the needs registered by the Ministry of Health, the donation will provide adequate support to the Ministry of Health and ensure the state hospitals have access to the necessary medical supplies to provide timely treatment to the infected patients.

During this critical time, Vice Minister of Health M.Battuvshin said “At a time when the number of coronavirus infections in Mongolia is increasing day by day, I would like to thank the EU-funded“ Recovering Together” project for providing necessary treatment to patients in need. On behalf of the people of Mongolia, the Ministry of Health and the Government of Mongolia, I would like to express my gratitude to the European Union for our collaboration in training health workers in response skills, assisting vulnerable people and providing vaccines. We see these hospital beds as the most important assistance of this time, and we will focus on allocating them where they are needed and being effective”.

Expressing the European Union commitment to support Mongolia during the COVID-19 crisis response, European Union Ambassador to Mongolia H.E. Traian Hristea said: “As part of EU assistance to Mongolia, today we are handing over 370 hospital beds worth 315,000 Euros or 1 billion 74 million MNT, which are to be used for the health service for patients with COVID-19. I am glad that we are delivering this assistance at the time of increased need for medical equipment and supplies and increased internal cases of COVID 19 outbreak in Mongolia. Moreover, in the framework of COVAX, financed significantly by the European Union and its Member States, Mongolia should receive 163.200 Astra Zeneca and 25.740 Pfizer vaccines.”

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