US gives P26-M worth of COVID-19 equipment to Davao City

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 03 2021 11:07 PM

MANILA — The United States through its development agency on Friday handed over at least P26 million worth of medical supplies and equipment to Davao City to boost the city's COVID-19 response.

The US Agency for International Development, along with the US Department of Defense and US Chargé d’Affaires ad interim in Manila Heather Variava turned over 10 ICU beds, 4 COVID-19 vaccine cold storage units, and other equipment and supplies to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio at the launch of Davao City’s community-based COVID-19 response.

“As a friend, partner, and ally, the United States is one with you in fighting COVID-19 and facilitating long-term initiatives that ensure health, peace, and prosperity in the southern Philippines,” said Variava.

The US donated P6.9 million worth of ICU beds and COVID-19 vaccine cold storage units to the Philippines in October and November.

"USAID assistance in improving local health system capacities ... proved vital in mitigating the spread of infection in the community," Department of Health ASec. Roy Ferrer said.

According to the US Embassy in Manila, it has donated more than P1.9 billion to aid the Philippines in COVID-19 response.

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