The Bhutan Foundation handed over essential health equipment, medical transport vehicles and personal protective equipment worth US dollars 259,000 to the health ministry today. Her Majesty the Queen Mother Tseyring Pem Wangchuck, the Co-Chair of the foundation graced the event.
The donation includes an autoclave machine to sterilize medical equipment for Monggar Hospital, 110 oxygen cylinders for distribution to different hospitals, a bio-decontamination machine for the Royal Centre for Disease Control, two medical trucks for transport of medical supplies and 17,368 N95 masks for medical use.
The support is part of the $ 1 M in assistance USAID provided to the Bhutan Foundation to strengthen Bhutan’s healthcare capacity for pandemic prevention, readiness and response and to support micro-enterprises.
As per the foundation’s press release, the contribution is to strengthen Bhutan’s response to an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the country.