Over 14,000 Covid-19 antigen rapid tests were yesterday handed over to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment by the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The 14,700 Taiwan-made test kits were donated by Taiwanese manufacturer TaiDoc Technology Corp. and Fora Care Foundation.
The Taiwanese Embassy to St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) in a January 14 release said the medical assistance will help strengthen the Government of SVG’s capacities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The donation is the concrete practice of the public-private collaboration, which upholds the spirit of ‘Taiwan Can Help’ to combat the CONVID-19 pandemic, and to fulfill the World Health Organization’s goal of ‘Health for All’,” the release said.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, the Government of Taiwan has assisted the Government of SVG in preventing and controlling the pandemic. In addition to handing over medical supplies such as masks, ventilators, PCR machines, isolation gowns and forehead thermometers, Taiwan has also shared its experience in the fight against COVID-19 with the Government of SVG.
Taiwan also helps its diplomatic allies and like-minded countries to prevent the pandemic through its successful “Taiwan Model”, and to promotes the health and well-being of the international community.