WHO sends 53 tons of protective equipment to doctors in Kazakhstan
Medical staff is playing the most important role in the fight against COVID-19. The World Health Organization sent personal protective equipment to Kazakhstan in order to support doctors here.
“A cargo plane with personal protective equipment for doctors in Kazakhstan arrived in airport of Almaty. The supply was organized by the WHO Country Office in Kazakhstan and contained necessary personal protective equipment for doctors, such as respiratory and medical masks, face shields, goggles and protective gowns, which total to 53 tons of aid worth US$2.7 million,” reported Kazakh Health Ministry press service.
“Medical staff is playing a primary role in the fight against COVID-19 and they should be provided with necessary equipment to protect themselves and their patients from the infection and its spread,” said head of the WHO Country Office in Kazakhstan Dr. Caroline Clarinval.
The WHO will continue to provide technical expertise and medical supplies to support Kazakhstan in the fight against the pandemic.