THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) today receive tonnes of tailored medical supplies and equipment kits to assist provinces respond to COVID-19 from the Australian Government.
A statement from the Australian High Commission in Honiara said Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana and Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan welcomed six two-tonne pallets of tailored medical supplies and equipment kits to assist provinces respond to COVID-19 in a small event at Henderson Airport.
“Known as ‘bricks’, these kits consist of critical health supplies and equipment specifically used to treat and manage severe COVID-19,” the statement said.
It said each ‘brick’ includes oxygen concentrators and consumables for oxygen therapy, rapid antigen tests, essential medicines and over 32,000 items of personal protective equipment including masks, face shields, gloves and hand sanitiser.
“The delivery of the COVID-19 bricks will further bolster on-hand medical supplies and the response capabilities of health care workers in provincial areas,” the Australian High Commission said.
It said the bricks will be transported by the two Royal Australian Airforce C-27J Spartans in the coming week to support the immediate to longer term responses to COVID-19 in the provinces.