KOICA Donates Personal Protective Equipment Kits and Non-Contact Thermometers to Ministry of Health
The Fiji office of the Korea International Cooperation Agency donated medical supplies containing personal protective equipment as well as non-contact infrared body and surface thermometers worth $ 290,000 to the Department of Health and Medical Services to support the response to the COVID-19 situation in Fiji.
A total of 1,895 personal protective equipment kits were donated to ensure the safety of healthcare workers. The kit includes surgical gowns, disposable masks, non-woven aprons and masks, dental bib and masks with visor.
500 non-contact thermometers were also offered. These thermometers allow a non-contact approach that reduces the risk of disease spreading between people being assessed.
KOICA has also purchased additional personal protective equipment kits worth $ 130,000 which are expected to arrive in the country in the coming weeks.
In total, KOICA is donating $ 420,000 worth of medical supplies.
They bought all of this equipment from a local supplier Medica Pacifica PTE Limited.
Kapchae Ra, country director of KOICA’s office in Fiji, said he was grateful to the medical professionals who have worked hard to keep Fijians safe and secure.