AKIPRESS.COM - Swiss Humanitarian Aid sent 40 respirators and 45 oxygen concentrators to Ulaanbaatar with a total value of around CHF 850,000 $930,000).
In view of the public health situation in Mongolia and in response to a request for assistance from the Mongolian authorities, Swiss Humanitarian Aid has decided to support the country in its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland said.
The equipment will be received in Ulaanbaatar by the local authorities and then transported to various sites, in particular to hospitals specialising in care for women and children. The Swiss representation in Mongolia is in close contact with the authorities to ensure that humanitarian goods are distributed fairly based on need, in accordance with humanitarian principles.
Mongolia is a priority country of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In addition to this equipment, the SDC has also donated CHF 150,000 to the Mongolian Ministry of Health for the purchase of three X-ray machines.