The United States Government has donated emergency medical supplies to the Maldives to help control the spread of COVID-19.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) stated in a press release that the emergency assistance delivered to the Maldives includes 600 pulse oximeters and 292,000 vital pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) to support frontline healthcare workers.
USAID had previously provided USD 9.1 million to assist the COVID-19 response and recovery in the Maldives, including a donation of 60 ventilators to care for critically ill patients.
USAID noted that it is planning additional shipments for South Asia in the coming weeks and is also collaborating closely with the private sector to meet the region’s pressing health needs.
USAID also claimed that it will use its experience with a variety of private-sector partners, ranging from manufacturers to investors, to meet the crucial needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.