Japan has contributed donations of medical equipment with a value of one million US dollars

Japan has finished the process of donating medical equipment worth one million dollars to be used by COVID-19 patients in Trinidad and Tobago. The equipment will be used by those patients in both countries.

Patients diagnosed with COVID-19 and admitted to one of the public hospitals in Trinidad and Tobago received a combined total of 245 unique pieces of medical equipment during their care.

The donation from the government of Japan consisted of one hundred electrical suction pumps, thirty intensive care hospital beds, twenty-eight intensive care unit patient monitors, twenty-five infusion pumps, twenty-two ultrasound portable scanning systems, fifteen hospital stretchers, fifteen infusion pumps, and ten ventilator systems. The Office of the United Nations for Project Services was in charge of managing the donation (UNOPS).

At the handover ceremony, guests included Dr. Amery Browne, Minister of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs; Mr. Dennis Zulu, Japan Ambassador to Trinidad and Tobago; Japanese government officials; and Director of the UNOPS for Costa Rica, Alejandro Rossi,  and the Dutch and English speaking the Caribbean.