Visa Donates Personal Protection Equipment to the Hospitals in Kyrgyzstan in Fight Against COVID-19
- Visa donates 3 500 kits of personal protective equipment to 7 state hospitals in Kyrgyzstan
- The humanitarian aid goes to the hospitals in the area of Issyk-Kul and GANSI observation
Bishkek, August 14, 2020 – Visa, a global payments technology company, provided funds and purchased personal protective equipment for seven state hospitals in Karakol, Balykchy, Cholpon-Ata cities and GANSI observation reorganized for COVID-19 patients. The company focused on equipment that is essential to effectively protect medical workers in Kyrgyzstan. The items procured include masks, gloves and costumes arranged as 3 500 kits of personal protection equipment.
As the number of recorded cases of COVID-19 has grown, medical workers bear the brunt of pandemic providing services and care to all patients. While Bishkek remains the epicenter of pandemic, hospitals in a more distant regions, such as Issyk-Kul area, now have growing requests to protect their medics. Considering the epidemic situation Visa team reached hospitals to cover the need in protective equipment.
Aliya Chynybayeva, Visa Country manager in Central Asia: “COVID-19 has made it clear that we can only win against the virus if we all act as one unified force. As we are facing another surge of pandemic in Kyrgyzstan, the medical workers keep fighting at the front line, and our company is supporting their crucial work end efforts and donates personal protection kits”.
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