AKIPRESS.COM - The World Bank Country Manager Andrei Mikhnev today handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth about US$1 million to the Ministry of Health. The PPE, purchased under the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Response Facility Grant, will be used by the public officers at high-risk screening points and health care providers in selected areas.
The PPE set includes:
Single use gloves - 4,103,000 pieces
Single use masks -218,000 pieces
Protective clothing -36,000 pieces
N95 masks -28,500 pieces
Glasses – 6,000 pairs
Face shields -6,000 pieces.
In addition to the grant financing, the World Bank has been helping Mongolia meet emergency needs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and better prepare for future health crises through Mongolia COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness project, approved in April 2020. Under the project, diagnostic and respiratory equipment and intensive care equipment for reanimation units have been provided for provincial and district hospitals in 21 provinces and 9 districts. Most necessary medical and laboratory equipment to strengthen COVID-19 response has also been provided to Khan-Uul District Maternal and Children’s Hospital of Khan-Uul District, 3rd General Hospital, and Mongolia-Japan Teaching Hospital. These equipment have helped strengthen diagnostic and treatment capacity, patient care and laboratory of the hospitals.