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Aug 28, 2020

Enough Test Kits and Supplies to go Around at M.O.H.

George Gough

From rapid testing to the inventory at the Ministry of Health.  The number of testing kits, as well as personal protective equipment for medical personnel on the frontline of the war against COVID-19 has been an area of concern for many in the public health sector.  The Ministry of Health has been able to procure and stockpile its supply of these items.  Chief Executive Officer, Doctor George Gough provided a detailed breakdown of what is presently in storage at the Ministry of Health.


Dr. George Gough, C.E.O., Ministry of Health

“When it comes to the P.P.E. suits, the ones that you see in the full white, we presently enjoy an inventory of about a hundred thousand in country in our warehouses and we have about fifteen thousand still coming from an I.D.B. subsidy, not to say that we are going to be issuing them recklessly or irresponsibly.  When it comes to the gowns, for example, I am glad to also say that we have more than thirty-four thousand of the blue ones and we have over twenty thousand of the non-sterile ones and we have a total of about seventy-five thousand still coming into the country.  When it comes to the mask, like the one I am wearing, we enjoy close to a million in the warehouse and I have close to about seven hundred thousand coming in the next few weeks.  The N95 which are very demanded upon due to the contact tracers and the people doing the swabs, the healthcare workers in the I.C.U.s, the healthcare workers in the operating room.  Presently we have a total of about eleven thousand and we‘re looking at close to about a hundred thousand coming from the donors of I.D.B. and the Taiwanese grant.  The K95 which is a matchup close to the N95 which is a very good mask to be used in a clinical setting.  We also enjoy a surplus of close to a hundred thousand coming our way and presently we have about a hundred and forty-four thousand also for entry within the country and we have them presently now in both warehouses in Belmopan and in Ladyville.”

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