Sri Lanka receives urgent medical assistance from USA
The United States has sent urgent medical assistance to Sri Lanka to support the frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said.
Accordingly, an aircraft belonging to Kalitta Air – an American cargo airline – touched down at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) early this morning (June 05), with a stock of medical supplies worth USD 6 million.
The consignment consisted of 1,200 pulse oximeters and 880,000 pieces of essential medical equipment including KN95 masks, goggles and gloves.
As a part of its ongoing efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has also provided urgent medical assistance to other South Asian countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives to help save lives and combat the virus outbreak in the region.
Today, 🇺🇸 donated 1,200 pulse oximeters & 880,000 pieces of essential medical equipment to 🇱🇰. Along with the 200 ventilators 🇺🇸 previously provided to @MoH_SriLanka, these medical resources will ensure critically ill Sri Lankans recover from C-19. #TogetherWeCan @USAID pic.twitter.com/CvJLlckovY
— U.S. Embassy Colombo (@USEmbSL) June 5, 2021
ARRIVED from @USAID to Sri Lanka: Life-saving medical assistance containing pulse oximeters, KN95 masks, goggles, gloves to meet the urgent needs of the Sri Lanka people. Thanks to @kalittaair for transporting this life-saving assistance. pic.twitter.com/MoUkKEfhRv
— USAID Sri Lanka (@USAIDSriLanka) June 4, 2021