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Turkey to send medical aid to Niger, Chad

Medical supplies include masks, overalls, COVID-19 test kits, ambulances

Merve Gül Aydoğan Ağlarcı   | 17.06.2020
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ANKARA

Turkey will send medical aid to Niger and Chad under agreements signed with these countries, according to a ruling published in the Official Gazette on Wednesday.

"The agreement between the government of the Republic of Turkey and the government of the Republic of Niger on donation in the field of health" was signed on May 21 in Ankara, read the gazette.

As part of the deal, Turkey will donate a number of medical supplies including "50,000 surgical masks, 50,000 overalls, 30,000 N95 masks and 2,000 protective glasses."

"This donation is granted by the government of the Republic of Turkey to the government of the Republic of Niger as a gesture of friendship and goodwill," the agreement said.

Separately, another agreement between "the government of the Republic of Turkey and the government of the Republic of Chad on donation in the field of health" was signed on May 6 in Ankara.

According to the deal, Turkey will donate "1,000 COVID-19 RT-q PCR diagnostic test kits, 5,000 oxygen anesthesia mask, 50,000 pieces of protective coveralls, 30,000 N95 face masks, 100,000 surgical masks, 5,000 protective glasses, 50,000 overshoes, 50,000 pieces of gloves."

Turkey will also provide Chad with two ambulances and 10 inflatable field emergency units, each for 20 patients.

Two countries also signed another agreement on May 21 under which Turkey will donate 25 units of ventilators to Chad.

The medical supplies by Turkey would be also "granted to the government of the Republic of Chad as a gesture of friendship and goodwill."

The aid will be used towards primary health services in Chad.

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