US donates ventilators to Bhutan

Health partnership comes at a time of tensions with China

US donates ventilators to Bhutan

The US Government is donating 15 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to the Royal Government of Bhutan to assist the country in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Image only for representational purposes.

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, November 25

The US Government is donating 15 new, state-of-the-art ventilators to the Royal Government of Bhutan to assist the country in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

This donation builds upon the $ 1 million that USAID committed to the Bhutan Foundation in April to support relief efforts, said a US embassy release here.

In September, USAID, in coordination with the Bhutan Foundation, also donated two lakh cloth masks to Bhutan’s Ministry of Health.

The US-Bhutan health area cooperation comes at a time when India is agreeable to Washington striking closer ties with its neighbours to ward off China.

Currently, Bhutan is facing pressure from China to settle their boundaries. Out of Beijing’s 14 land neighbours, Bhutan and India are the only ones not to have a settled boundary with China.

USAID is also strengthening Bhutan’s diagnostic laboratory capabilities and clinical case-management, providing virtual training for health care providers and lab personnel, and developing communications materials on Covid prevention, readiness and response.

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