Press Release 2021


The handover ceremony of oxygen concentrators for the treatment of COVID-19 patients from Japan to Thailand


On 27 September, at Bang Yai hospital, Nonthaburi, with the attendance of H.E. Mr. Sathit Pitutecha, Deputy Minister of Public Health, and H.E. Mr. NASHIDA Kazuya, Ambassador of Japan to Thailand, the handover ceremony took place of oxygen concentrators donated by the government of Japan to Thailand through Emergency Grant Aid of approximately 1.8 million US dollars.


The 868 oxygen concentrator units were procured by UNOPS and will be used in hospitals and medical facilities throughout Thailand for the treatment for COVID-19 patients.


Expressing his appreciation and gratitude to all, especially frontline health workers, for their dedicated efforts during this pandemic, Ambassador NASHIDA said in his remarks, “On top of this project, Japan has been supporting Thailand in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic by the donation of 1.65 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, the provision of cold chain equipment for transportation and storage of vaccine and 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.”


[Reference] Japan’s support for Thailand to fight COVID-19