Guatemala Reinforces COVID-19 Pandemic Response with CABEI Support
CABEI formalizes donation of US$500 thousand to equip the Parque de la Industria Temporary Hospital and 816,480 Korean KF-94 masks to the Public Health and Social Assistance Ministry.
Guatemala City, December 7, 2021.- In order to guarantee adequate care for the Guatemalan population affected by COVID-19, and to protect the Public Health and Social Assistance Ministry's personnel from possible contagion, this Tuesday the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI) formalized two donations to the Public Health and Social Assistance Ministry.
One for US$500,000 for medical equipment and the purchase of supplies to strengthen medical care at the Parque de la Industria Temporary Hospital for COVID-19 patients from any region of the country.
The other consisted of non-reimbursable technical cooperation, equivalent to US$330,000 from the CABEI-Korea Sole Donor Trust Fund (KTF), which allowed for the delivery of 816,480 Korean KF-94 masks to protect Ministry of Health personnel and prevent the spread of the pandemic.
CABEI Executive President, Dr. Dante Mossi explained, "These donations are of vital importance for the proper care of people infected by COVID-19 and for those we never want to be infected. As the Bank of Central Americans, we are committed to providing the assistance required by our member countries to gradually put an end to this pandemic that has affected us so much".
César Mendizabal, CABEI Country Chief Officer in Guatemala, Dr. Francisco Coma, Public Health and Social Assistance Minister, and Dongjoon Kim, CABEI Country Director for Korea, formalized both donations.