The first batch of medical equipment purchased with a Japanese contribution of $ 2.8 million delivered to Turkmenistan

On December 20, a ceremony was held for the transfer of medical equipment to Turkmenistan within the framework of the project "Improving the health system through the provision of medical equipment in Turkmenistan", which is being implemented by the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).

This is the first delivery, which included mobile X-ray machines, gastroscopy, duodenoscopy, colonoscopy and gastroscopy systems, according to the website of the UN Office in Turkmenistan.

“I am convinced that this project will not only strengthen the health care system of Turkmenistan as a whole, but will also become a symbol of friendship, solidarity and mutual support between the Japanese and Turkmen peoples,” said Japanese Ambassador to Turkmenistan Yamamoto Hiroyuki .

"The supplied equipment will contribute to improving the quality of basic medical services and access to them by increasing the preparedness and response of the health care system of Turkmenistan," he said at the ceremony. O. OOH Resident Coordinator Mohammad Fayyazi .

UNOPS began operations in Turkmenistan in June this year. Then it was reported that "in the coming months, UNOPS will work to strengthen the health system and preparedness of Turkmenistan for pandemics for the benefit of the population and medical workers of the country."

It was reported that a $ 2.8 million initiative will be implemented by March 2022 with a generous contribution from the Government of Japan, a global partner of UNOPS. UNOPS will coordinate with the government of Turkmenistan, as well as with WHO, to procure and supply medical equipment and supplies to 15 hospitals and health centers.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan