The Taiwan Embassy in in Kingstown, on Thursday, handed over 14,700 of Taiwan-developed COVID-19 antigen rapid tests, which were donated by Taiwanese manufacturer TaiDoc Technology Corp. and Fora Care Foundation.
The tests were handed over to the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment.
The medical assistance will help strengthen the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ capacities to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
The donation is the concrete practice of the public-private collaboration, which upholds the spirit of “Taiwan Can Help” to combat the CONVID-19 pandemic, and to fulfill the World Health Organization’s goal of “Health for All”, the embassy said in a press release.
Since the declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic last year, Taiwan has assisted SVG in preventing and controlling the pandemic, the release said.
“In addition to handing over medical supplies such as masks, ventilators, PCR machines, isolation gowns and forehead thermometers, Taiwan has also shared with the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines its experience in the fight against COVID-19.
“Taiwan also helps its diplomatic allies and like-minded countries to prevent the pandemic through its successful ‘Taiwan Model’, and to promotes the health and well-being of the international community.”