2020.05.05 09:23

Lithuanian hospitals supplied with PPE for a month – military officer

BNS2020.05.05 09:23

Twenty-eight million units of personal protective equipment (PPE) have already been delivered to Lithuania, enough to build up a month's inventory for hospitals tackling the coronavirus epidemic, according to a Lithuanian military officer.

“Since late March, 28 million units of various protective gear out of nearly 32 million items ordered have already been delivered to Lithuania,” Aurimas Guščius, a representative of Lithuania’s military at the State Emergency Operations Centre, said at a news conference on Monday.

The supplies were distributed among the main hospitals coordinating the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, first-aid stations, fever clinics set up by local authorities and mobile coronavirus checkpoints, he added.

“This quantity has enabled us to reach the goal of building up a 30-day inventory of protective supplies for healthcare establishments,” according to Guščius.

The authorities continue signing contracts for the supply of PPE, he said, adding that the first train carrying protective gear from China would be unloaded on Monday. Previously, all supplies were delivered by air.

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