The Health Ministry of Turkey donated ventilators and Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to support Sri Lanka’s efforts in combating and controlling COVID-19.
The donation was a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the Republic of Turkey and Sri Lanka on donation in the field of health.
The donation which includes Turkish-made 10 domestic medical ventilators, 50,000 surgical masks and 15,000 N95 masks were granted by the Government of Turkey as a gesture of friendship and goodwill between Turkey and Sri Lanka.
The items were officially handed over to the Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Admiral (Retd.) Prof. Jayanath Colombage by Turkish Ambassador R. Demet Şekercioğlu at a ceremony held at the Foreign Affairs Ministry premises.
This was the second consignment of medical equipment donated by Turkey to Sri Lanka’s Health authorities since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, 12 NF-400 NÜVE benchtop centrifuges funded by the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) were handed over to the Health Ministry in Sri Lanka.
In line with its humanitarian foreign diplomacy policy, Turkey will continue to extend humanitarian, development and capacity building assistance to Sri Lanka in the future.