The Government of China, together with the China Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia (CCCE), donated a batch of anti-viral medical supplies worth ETB 22 million to the Tirunesh-Beijing Hospital to help improve its treatment capacity.
The donation includes 11 ventilators (comprising 5 invasive ventilators), 6 ICU beds, 5 high flow humidifiers, 30,000 surgical masks, 4,000 suits of disposable protective clothing, and other medical supplies.
According to the Embassy of China in Addis Ababa, this donation is an expression of gratitude from the Chinese government and business community to the Ethiopian government and people for their long-standing support for mutually beneficial cooperation.
The donation is also a demonstration of determination from China to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ethiopia to fight the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, the Chinese government, both at a central and local level, together with Chinese business community, has been continuously providing technical and material assistance to Ethiopia, in an effort to boost Ethiopia’s capacity to fight the pandemic.
China was the first country to supply medical supplies to Ethiopia and dispatch medical teams to help Ethiopia fight the pandemic.
Additionally, on March 30, 2021, approximately 300,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine arrived in Addis.