Switzerland donates personal protective equipment for medical workers to fight against COVID-19

Local news, 27.03.2020

On March 27, 2020, the Government of Switzerland has equipped mobile units of the Family Center of Medicine of Chui Region and Regional Family Center of Medicine of Pervomayskii rayon with necessary personal protective equipment.

Kyrgyz medical workers receive personal protective equipment from Switzerland © Swiss funded health project, 2020

This support in the amount of more than 3 million Kyrgyz soms has been provided within the framework of the Swiss funded project “Effective Management and Prevention on Noncommunicable Diseases in Kyrgyzstan”. The project has purchased the necessary personal protective equipment and other medical supplies in the following amount: 

  • Protective anti-epidemic suit – 2020;

  • Medical disposable robe – 1335;

  • Medical Disposable Mask – 6000;

  • Protective glasses – 400;

  • Respirator for protection against suspended matter – 99;

  • Filters for respirators – 490;

  • Examination gloves – 9700;

  • Disposable spatula - 24100;

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, 65 ml bottle – 2980;

  • Alcohol-based hand sanitizers, 900 ml bottle – 100;

  • Biohazardous waste sack – 2900;

  • Pulse oximeter – 30.

According to the World Health Organization, the COVID-19 virus is transmitted between people through close contact and droplet transmission. The people most at risk of infection are those who are in close contact with a COVID-19 patient or who care for COVID-19 patients.

Personal protective equipment protects healthcare workers and prevent infection transmission in healthcare facilities. The Swiss funded project ensures the effective control of coronavirus infection by providing vital personal protective equipment and other medical essential supplies to health workers.

Switzerland encourages citizens to stay at home to help health facilities reduce the burden.