US Government Donates Modern Medical Isolation Units to Transfer COVID Patients

US Government Donates Modern Medical Isolation Units to Transfer COVID Patients

By U.S. Embassy in Peru
August 12, 2020

On July 27, the U.S. government delivered two state-of-the-art medical isolation units for patient transfer to the Peruvian National Police. The modern units are especially important to save lives amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The medical isolation and transport unit, known as EpiShuttles, guarantees utmost biosecurity to provide assistance and treatment when transferring COVID-19 patients. The donation of these units, in addition to personnel training for proper handling, is worth $235,000.

During the handover ceremony, Denison Offutt, chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Peru, stressed that U.S. help to Peru amid the COVID-19 pandemic has reached $20 million so far, and included 250 modern ventilators that were recently donated to Peru to distribute in different regions of the country.

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