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Medical Aid from India to Bolivia

Posted on: August 07, 2020 | Back | Print

In the longstanding spirit of solidarity, friendship and abiding goodwill existing between the peoples of India and Bolivia, the Government of India has gifted about 6.2 tonnes of medicines and protective gear as part of India’s assistance to help the Government of Plurinational State of Bolivia combat the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the handing-over ceremony held on 7 August 2020, H.E. Mr. Óscar Landivar, Vice Minister, Ministry of Health, as leader of the Bolivian delegation, thanked the Government of India for the gift of medical supplies on behalf of the Bolivian Government, President Áñez, Minister of Health, and the Bolivian people. Dr. Victoria de Urioste, Director of Central Supply and Health of Bolivia (CEASS) in her remarks said that India is an ally with enormous capacity.

On this occasion, Mr. M. Subbarayudu, Ambassador of India highlighted the strong friendship and bonds between the peoples of India and Bolivia. He expressed the solidarity and support of the people of India to the friendly people of Bolivia at this most challenging crisis period. He elaborated how India has contributed significantly to global healthcare by ensuring high quality, affordable and accessible medicines around the world. He added that there are 3,000 pharma companies in India, over 10,500 manufacturing units and over 60,000 generic brands existing across 60 therapeutic categories. Indian vaccines are exported to 150 countries. Ambassador thanked H.E. Dr. Eidy Roca, Minister of Health and wished her full recovery and good health.

The medical aid includes 700 disposable surgical gowns, 3,500 surgical gloves, 1,750 cape hood, 3,500 over shoes, as well as 14,000 units of intravenous paracetamol, 14,000 units of Metrindazole infusion, 14,000 units each of Cefotaxime tablets and Ceftriaxone injection, 21,000 tablets of Vitamin C, 21,000 tablets of Ibuprofen, 21,000 units of Amoxicillin + Clavulanic acid suspension, 14,000 units of Amikacin injection, 300,000 tablets of Hydroxychloroquine, 14,000 Lopinavir/Ritonavir tablets, and 9,500 tablets of 5MG Levocetrizine. The remaining part consignments of the medical aid supplies are likely to be received shortly.

Besides Vice Minister of Health and Director of CEASS, other members of the Bolivian delegation included Ambassador Gonzalo Chacon Camacho, Director General of Bilateral Relations, Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ambassador Luis Fernando Peredo Rojas, Embassy of Bolivia in Lima; Mr. Nicolás Rodríguez, Head of International Relations, Ministry of Health of Bolivia; and Mr. Julio Mollinedo Claros, Head of Asia, Africa and Oceania Unit, Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

August 07, 2020