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Mexico donates national ventilators to Caribbean countries for COVID patients

During the presentation of Medical Devices for Mechanical Ventilation, manufactured in Mexico, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), Marcelo Ebrard, highlighted the donation of various of these equipment to eight Caribbean countries, in the face of the COVID-pandemic. 19.

With the support of the private initiative, Ebrard also announced the donation of equipment to Aguascalientes, Baja California, the State of Mexico, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Veracruz and Yucatán. “So that they see how they are applied, how they are managed, how they develop in intensive care areas, and then to support as much as we can. Even if there are few teams, things can change,” he said. Chancellor Marcelo Ebrard said that the “Salvador Subirán” National Institute of Nutrition proposed that the ventilator be developed, as part of the “Together for Health” initiative, in which 680 institutions participated.

“Since April 3 was the instruction that the President of the Republic gave me, ‘to see the Ministry of Foreign Relations, let’s see everything there is in the world, let’s take care of imports (…) and promote, facilitate our own development Let’s take the best in the world and support those in Mexico who can do it, ‘”said Ebrard.

“It is the first time during the pandemic that Mexico will be able to export, share and donate to the Caribbean countries,” added Ebrard. Among the nations benefited are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Guyana, Republic of Haiti, Saint Lucia, Republic of Suriname, Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Laura Elena Cabello, executive director of the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation, highlighted the mechanical ventilation medical devices that were manufactured in Mexico. Cabello said that the Secretary of Foreign Relations instructed to grant technical training to the eight Caribbean countries for the use and installation of medical devices.