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Japan gives more ambulances for Cambodia's Covid fight

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The Japanese government has provided additional 30 ambulances to Cambodia to assist the country in the fight against Covid-19, bringing the total to 70 since the pandemic again. SUPPLIED

Japan gives more ambulances for Cambodia's Covid fight

The Japanese government has provided additional 30 ambulances to Cambodia to assist the country in the fight against Covid-19, bringing the total to 70 since the pandemic again.

The handover ceremony was held on June 4 at the Ministry of Health, with the participation of health minister Mam Bun Heng and the Japanese ambassador Mikami Masahiro.

In a press release, the embassy said Japan had supplied a series of medical equipment including the 70 ambulances, 10 X-ray machines, 26 diagnostic ultrasound equipment, 63 oxygen generators and 100 ICU beds, among others, to Cambodia to assist the government in this ongoing battle.

“Japan will continue to cooperate with the Royal Government of Cambodia to provide necessary equipment. We hope that these supplies will be helpful for the Cambodian healthcare professionals who are working so hard to fight COVID-19,” the press statement said.

The assistance is part of cooperation programmes announced by former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during the Special ASEAN Plus Three Summit held in April last year. It is one of the many initiatives deployed by the Japanese government to confront the pandemic on a global scale.

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