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China Donates Hospital Beds To Assist Fiji With COVID-19 Response

Ambassador Qian said that People’s Republic of China is committed on providing further assistance to support Fiji’s response and economic recovery measures.
22 May 2021 09:23
China Donates Hospital Beds To Assist Fiji With COVID-19 Response

The People’s Republic of China has donated 17 hospital beds worth FJD25,500 aiding Fiji with its current response to COVID-19.

The assistance is mobilised in appreciation for the work undertaken by Fijian Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to contain the COVID-19 cases.

It will enable MHMS to equip the newly opened Nakasi Health Centre, that has been converted into Fiji’s sixth hospital based isolation facility, and the third in the Central Division in addition to Navua Hospital and CWM Hospital.

In acknowledging this assistance, Minister for Health and Medical Services Hon. Ifereimi Waqainabete thanked the People’s Republic of China for their support to Fiji’s Health sector. He stated that assistance from Fiji’s international and regional partners is important as they provide additional resources and support for a cohesive and collective response to contain covid-19.

Minister Waqainabete said working in solidarity at all levels is the key to winning the battle against coronavirus.

Chinese Ambassador to Fiji, His Excellency Qian Bo said that People’s Republic of China stands in solidarity with Fiji in the efforts to contain the COVID-19.

“During this unprecedented period of time, we appreciate the all-round timely measures taken by the Fijian Government, extraordinary efforts and hard work of Fiji’s Ministry of Health staff as well as all frontline workers across the country.”

He said he is hopeful that this assistance will add value to the tireless efforts of the many frontline workers in Fiji who are aspiring to safeguard the lives of every Fijian.

Ambassador Qian said that People’s Republic of China is committed on providing further assistance to support Fiji’s response and economic recovery measures.

“China and Fiji are comprehensive strategic partners. China will continue to provide anti-pandemic supplies, and is willing to share best anti-pandemic practices and send special medical team to combat the virus with Fijian side if necessary. The Embassy is in the process of procuring a batch of medical supplies and personal protective equipment to Fiji.”

The recent assistance from the People’s Republic of China in support of Fiji’s response to COVID-19 includes the provisions of Humanitarian Aid Grant and through donation of Personal Protective Equipment.

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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