Taiwan donates $240,000 in medical supplies to SVG including ICU ventilators

By Admin. Updated 11:55 a.m., Saturday, March 25, 2023, Atlantic Standard Time (GMT-4).

St. Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded a number of medical supplies from the Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC).

According to the Agency for Public Information – API, the new equipment, manufactured and sourced from Taiwan, was officially handed over during a ceremony held on Friday, March 24th, 2023 at the Beachcombers Hotel.

The donated equipment includes “state-of-the-art portable ultrasound machines, Defibrillators, ICU ventilators, automated chest compression devices and a host of other life-saving equipment valued at over Two Hundred and Forty Thousand Dollars ($240,000.00),” the press release stated.

The donation of the equipment comes under Taiwan’s Public Health Emergency Response System Enhancement Project which also includes training of personnel.

A number of health facilities across St. Vincent and the Grenadines will benefit from a donation of Emergency Response Equipment, the press release stated.

At the handing over ceremony, Ambassador of the ROC, His Excellency Peter Sha-Lin said, in his remarks, that the project is designed to improve the capacity to save lives for Vincentians, enhance the quality of health services provided at various public health centers and further strengthen public health awareness across St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

In 2022, a total of 10 medical professionals completed a 3-month Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) and Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training of trainer (ToT) course in Taiwan. Another cohort of 10 are expected to commence this EMT-1 training in May 2023 to further enhance the capacity of local personnel within the health sector.

The 4-year project officially commenced November 21st, 2021 and thus far has contributed significantly to the enhancement of the local emergency response services.

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