Saint Lucia receives 30 oxygen concentrators from Taiwan
Press Release, Embassy of Saint Lucia
The Ambassador of Saint Lucia to Taiwan, Edwin Laurent was presented with 30 oxygen concentrators by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, Alexander Yui. The concentrators are a donation to help Saint Lucia tackle the COVID 19 outbreak.
In accepting them, Ambassador Laurent thanked the Government of Taiwan for its support, which he indicated was particularly appreciated and comes at a time when Taiwan is itself battling with a surge in cases and is having such difficulties in securing vaccines which will be so critical to the country’s efforts aimed at bringing the pandemic under control.
Taiwan’s Government had previously provided separate support and the Embassy had been working with the business community here and collected various relief supplies, including N95 and medical masks, COVID Antibody Rapid test kits, disposable coveralls, latex/nitrile hand gloves and mobile suction machines among other items. The Embassy shipped the container of supplies to Saint Lucia, and it is due to arrive Port Castries in the middle of this month.
The Embassy also had a fundraising drive aimed at businesspeople which raised a net total of NT$4,047,339. the equivalent of EC$380,000. This amount has already been sent to Saint Lucia.
The 30 oxygen concentrators are being sent by air and are due in Saint Lucia next week.