Solomons receives medical supplies for pandemic response

Solomon Islands Hospital Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

Solomon Islands has received the first batch in a series of medical supplies from abroad to help it prepare for a Covid-19 outbreak.

The personal protective equipment and other medical supplies were financed by the Asian Development Bank and procured by the United Nations Children’s Fund.

The supplies, including masks, thermometers, face-shields, gowns and testing kits will help frontline medical workers respond to a potential outbreak of the virus.

The remaining batches of supplies will arrive in staggered shipments.

They’ll be paid for by a $US7.9 million grant from the bank to 13 countries in the Pacific, for pandemic response efforts.

To date, Solomon Islands has had no confirmed cases of Covid-19.


Source: RNZ