Male’, Maldives – America has donated 60 ventilators to the Maldives in order to aid the country in battling the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
American ambassador to Maldives Eleina Tapliz handed the ventilators over to the Maldives which was received by the Maldivian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Abdul Razzaag behalf of Maldives during a virtual ceremony held today.
Foreign Ministry said that this donation from US Aid will play an important role in increasing the bed capacity of ICUs in hospitals post pandemic as well as help with the current covid-19 situation.
The Ministry further said that these ventilators received from America will be sent to the hospitals in all 20 atolls of the country.
Till date, America has helped Maldives with aids amounting to USD 4 million with regards to Covid-19. This includes USD 2 million in free aid, PPE and help given through numerous agencies.