UNICEF has today, July 23, 2020 begun a nationwide distribution of essential drugs and medical supplies, worth over Two Hundred Thirty-Six Thousand United States Dollars (US$236000.00).
UNICEF is carrying out the distribution on behalf of the Ministry of Health (MOH).
A statement from the Ministry said the distribution which is in three folds includes medical equipment, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and essential drugs.
According to the statement, the distribution comes as part of agreement between the Ministry and the World Bank.
UNICEF procured the drugs and medical equipment through an arrangement with the World Bank to help boost the fight against COVID 19.
A distribution plan has already been drawn up, as the counties are in full gear to receive their items.
In a related development, the World Bank today donated a brand new ventilator to the ministry. An official of the Bank said the donation is part of the 17-million United States Dollars the bank has allotted to help Liberia fight the coronavirus.
In response, Health Minister, Wihelmina Jallah thanked the World Bank for the donation and called on others including diaspora Liberians to follow suit.
Minister Jallah also called for strict compliance of the COVID 19 preventive measures and vowed to institute punitive action against violators.
The latest ventilator brings to twenty-four the number of ventilators the ministry now has.