The United States delivered this Wednesday (29), the second shipment of 200 ventilators donated to Brazil as aid from the allied country in the fight against Covid-19. The first shipment arrived in the country on the 26th of June. It is up to the Ministry of Health to distribute the equipment with the states.
“We continue to fulfill the agenda that President Trump has established to strengthen our relationship with Brazil. With this second load of 200 ventilators, we are fulfilling President Trump’s promise to Brazil. These fans will serve the Brazilians who need it most, ”said Ambassador Todd C. Chapman.
The delivery of the US government was made through the US Agency for International Development (USAID).
According to the Embassy, this donation adds to the more than US $ 15 million that the United States has already donated to Brazil to respond to the pandemic, in addition to approximately US $ 55 million from US companies installed in the country.
On July 21, the US Department of Defense donated a field hospital in Bacabal, a city 240 km from São Luís, Maranhão, with 40 beds.
“In addition to the hospital structure and supplies, the United States will donate the US $ 50 thousand in personal hygiene kits to the state of Maranhão and the US $ 50 thousand in basic food baskets”, informed the Embassy.