India hands over ventilators, PPEs to Guyana as part of USD 1 million aid amid COVID-19

New Delhi (NVI): Under the USD 1 million aid that India has extended for Guyana, 29 ventilators, personal protection equipment (PPE), 3,000 Hydroxichloroquine tablets and other protective equipment were handed over to Health Minister of Guyana.

“HC @drkjsrini handed over 29 Ventilators, PPEs, 30000 Hydroxichloroquine tablets & other protective equipment to Guyana Hon. Min of Health @fcsanthony1, procured under India’s USD 1 million aid,” tweeted the Indian High Commission in Guyana.

Indian High Commissioner KJ Srinivasa handed over the medical supplies and medicine to Minister of Health, Guyana Dr Frank Anthony.

The USD 1 million aid and life-saving medical supplies were allocated to Guyana to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and aims at improving health infrastructure and capacities in the country.

The government of India provided these aid to Guyana as a gesture of goodwill in support of its fight against COVID-19.

Earlier in August, Frank Anthony expressed keen interest to continue the bilateral collaboration with India in the medical and healthcare sector and also sought Indian collaboration in upgrading three Regional Hospitals in West Demerara, Suddie and Bartica at a cost of USD 17.5 million.

Guyana also indicated interest in procuring a potential COVID-19 vaccine from India. High Commissioner Srinivasa offered the assistance and collaboration of India in all possible sectors.

-RJV/CHK