Wednesday 28 October, 2020

PAHO/WHO donates 10 oxygen concentrators to MoH

Ministry of Health officials receive oxygen concentrators from PAHO/WHO.

Ministry of Health officials receive oxygen concentrators from PAHO/WHO.

The Trinidad and Tobago Country Office of the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) has gifted over 10 oxygen concentrators to the Ministry of Health.

The oxygen concentrators were purchased through the United Nations COVID-19 Supply Chain in collaboration with the WHO.

The donation is geared toward supporting the country’s COVID-19 response and has taken into account the current epidemiological situation, population, availability of goods with the correct voltage and the presence of vulnerable populations.

PAHO/WHO also contributed a bundle of six months’ consumables, accessories and spare parts for the devices.

Oxygen concentrators are medical devices used in response to low levels of oxygen in the blood due to respiratory problems and are recommended by doctors for supplemental oxygen.

These equipment help to convert normal air into oxygen. They provide both a sustainable and cost-effective source of medical oxygen in health facilities including the High Dependency Unit in the Trinidad and Tobago Parallel System.

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