The first 400 tons of medical supplies purchased by the Government arrived in the country this Tuesday, June 23, 2020. President Lenín Moreno and the Minister of Health, Juan Carlos Zevallos , received the shipment that will be destined for the doctors who fight in the first health emergency line .
The purchase was made thanks to financing provided by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), which since the beginning of the health crisis has contributed with $ 700 million to face the pandemic. The Government purchased a total of 865 tons of protective equipment on the sales platform of the World Health Organization (WHO).
“This is going to allow that through the masks, facial protectors and specialized gowns serve our doctors, nurses and assistants,” said Moreno. The President recalled that they will continue to import these inputs and that health is a priority in their administration.
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