Within the framework of the WB project for $20 million, Turkmenistan received the second batch of equipment and PCR tests

The Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan received laboratory equipment on March 3-4 as part of the project "Response to COVID-19 in Turkmenistan", UNDP reported on its Instagram.

The project delivered: 15 autoclaves with a volume of 75 liters and 6 autoclaves with a volume of 175 liters, as well as test systems for PCR diagnostics of COVID-19.

In mid-February, 10 Qiagen Rotor Gene Q Plex-6 machines, 10 thermoblocks, 6 microcentrifuges, 6 centrifuges and 6 autoclaves were delivered to the country. Then it was reported that this equipment had already been installed in Ashgabat, and the regions would be equipped in the future.

The $20 million COVID-19 Response Project in Turkmenistan is funded by the World Bank and implemented by UNDP and the Ministry of Health to help strengthen preparedness and response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to strengthen national testing and treatment capacity, improve the skills of medical workers, procure reagents, medicines and medical equipment, and address social and health risks associated with the pandemic.

The agreement on its implementation was signed by the Ministry of Health and UNDP in autumn 2021.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan