The handover ceremony of vaccination equipment for the treatment of COVID-19

        On 21 March, at Ministry of Public Health, with the attendance of H.E. Mr. Anutin Charnvirakul, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Health, H.E. Mr. NASHIDA Kazuya, Ambassador of Japan to Thailand and Ms.Kyungsun KIM UNICEF Representative for Thailand, the handover ceremony took place of high-quality equipment for vaccine storage and transport, worth about 750,000 USD, to support Thailand’s efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 and ensure that people in remote areas and regions most in need receive quality vaccines.
        The 1,720 units of cold boxes, 1,000 vaccine carriers; and 1,000 units of temperature monitoring devices for mobile vaccination and 280 refrigerators and freezers were procured by UNICEF. With this equipment, health workers can deliver life-saving vaccines for on-site vaccination in remote villages.
        Ambassador NASHIDA said in his remarks “In line with the theme of ‘Last One Mile Support’, our hope is to support the efforts to provide equitable access to vaccinations for the people who are most in need and communities located in the most remote areas of Thailand “. He also said  “On top of this project, Japan has been supporting Thailand in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic by the donation of 2.05 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, the provision of 868 oxygen concentrators, the renovation of national laboratory at National Institute for Health in addition to providing other technical and material support for strengthening diagnostic systems and developing drug treatments“. He added, “As a “Strategic Partner” and friend to Thailand, Japan will continue to extend support for the efforts of the people and Government of Thailand to build back better from the pandemic.”