The World Health Organization (WHO) has supplied the Maldives with 19,000 test kits and six motorcycles for rapid response teams to aid in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The equipment supplied by the WHO to aid in the improvement of the country’s health-care system was received by Health Minister Ahmed Naseem on behlalf of the government.
According to the health ministry, the equipment comprised COVID-related medications, 11 GeneXpert testing systems, 10 autoclave machines, and storage equipment for COVID-19 vaccines. In addition, the WHO provided six motorcycles for rapid response teams as well as 19,500 test kits.
The health ministry noted that with the WHO-supplied equipment, rapid response teams will be more efficient and swift in responding to emergencies.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the WHO has been supporting Maldives with equipment such as medical machines and test kits to help control the spread of the virus.