Mr Mariusz Maszkiewicz, Ambassador of Republic of Poland and Ms Justyna Kucuk, head of the Solidarity Fund PL Representative Office in Georgia donated urgently needed equipment to fight the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on 10 April 2020 in Tbilisi.
The equipment and the disinfectants handed over at the National Emergency Management Service training centre included:
1. (3) heating systems for field hospital tents;
2. (22) liquid disinfectant spraying devices;
3. (500 litres of) all-purpose agent for disinfecting surfaces against biological hazards.
The equipment and the dmeans were received by the head of the National Emergency Management Service (EMS Georgia). It has been highlighted that, given that the number of COVID-19 cases is forecasted to peak at the end of April, the donated equipment is of critical importance in supporting Georgia’s efforts to prepare for a possible escalation of the epidemiological situation.
The Fund’s Georgian Representative Office team donated equipment for fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) to the municipalities of Rustavi, Marneuli, and Gori on 13 April 2020. The Fund’s Georgian Representative Office workers also visited the Nikozi outpatient clinic to provide the staff with the necessary equipment and means.
The amount of donated equipment and means was adjusted to the number of residents (in regards to the disinfectant), the number of medical personnel in the outpatient medical centres (face shields), and administration personnel involved in humanitarian relief and social assistance in the face of COVID-19 (protective masks). In total, the donated equipment comprised:
1. (7) liquid disinfectant spraying devices;
2. (168 litres of) hand disinfectants;
3. (475) face shields for medical personnel;
4. (786) multiple-use protective masks.
The purchase of the equipment and means was financed by the Polish development cooperation programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.