UN donates a batch of oxygen concentrators to Minsk Regional Hospital to fight COVID-19
22 September 2022
22 September 2020
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yury Ambrazevich on behalf of the SDG National Coordinator, UN Resident Coordinator in Belarus Joanna Kazana-Wisniowiecki, UNDP Resident Representative in Belarus Alexandra Solovieva, UNICEF Deputy Representative Gabrielle Yvonne Akimova and Head of UNFPA Office in Belarus Olga Atroshchanka carried out a ceremonial delivery of a batch of double-flow 8 LPM oxygen concentrators to the Minsk District Hospital as part of measures taken in response to coronavirus spread. The assistance provided is especially important today in the context of the outbreak of coronavirus infection.
Oxygen concentrator has a beneficial effect on human body, helps relieve hypoxic symptom, increase blood oxygen level, improve the immune system and improve the functioning of blood vessels and heart, which is vital for patients in critical condition caused by COVID-19.
Oxygen concentrators have been purchased as part of the joint international technical assistance project “Supporting Functioning of Architecture for Managing Sustainable Development Goals Achievement in the Republic of Belarus - 3” financed by UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA in the Republic of Belarus, coordinated by SDG National Coordinator and implemented in partnership with the Foreign Ministry of Belarus. The project serves the Sustainable Development Goals 3, 5, 10 and other SDGs.