Bishkek, May 26, 2023. /Kabar/. On May 26, a handover ceremony of the medical equipment and vehicles within IOM Kyrgyzstan’s project “Enhancing Health and Border Management in Kyrgyzstan to Respond to COVID-19 and Other Communicable Diseases” funded by KOICA was held. The project aimed to strengthen the capacity of the points of entry of the Kyrgyz Republic by providing necessary equipment and building the capacity of the staff of the sanitary quarantine points to respond effectively in an epidemiological emergency.
Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Kyrgyz Republic Lee Wonjae, Deputy Minister of Health of the Kyrgyz Republic Mr. Djangaziev Bakyt, Head of the Center for State Sanitary and Epidemiological surveillance and Transport Ryspek Sydygaliev, Country Director of KOICA Office Yi Jongsu and Chief of Mission of IOM Kyrgyzstan Zeynal Hajiyev and took part in the event, KOICA Office in Kyrgyzstan reported.
Within this project, 6 special vehicles were procured to transport ill patients from remote border points to medical facilities and more than 200 pieces of medical equipment were procured to strengthen the capacity of sanitary quarantine points at the 12 border points of the Kyrgyz Republic.
The project is a part of KOICA's response mechanism known as the ABC program (Agenda for Building Resilience against COVID-19 through Development Cooperation) under the Korean Government's ODA Korea: Building Trust initiative.