Bahamas receives assistance of $500 K from US

he Bahamas island has received additional assistance of $500,000 from the United States to help the island tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bahamas: The Bahamas island has received additional assistance of $500,000 from the United States to help the island tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of the High-level U.S. delegates presented a broad range of medical equipment to support the Ministry of Health of Bahamas – MoH and also visited the National Emergency Management Agency – NEMA.

The Health Minister of Bahamas – Renward Wells, received the donation
which consists of 10 AIRVO respirators for treating respiratory illnesses, with an additional ten respirators that would arrive within the following month.

Earlier this year, the US also donated – 2,560 Biofire test kits for use in the BioFire diagnostic machine, which the US has given to Princess Margaret Hospital. The US has also donated medical supplies, specialized vaccine coolers, and a field hospital augmentation unit to provide valuable support to the island to fight against the deadly virus.

The U.S. delegation, which has been in the Bahamas for the whole week, was accompanied by the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires – Usha Pitts, Rear Admiral – Daniel Cheever and Major General – Michelle M. Rose of U.S. Northern Command, Major General – Christopher Callahan of the Rhode Island National Guard, and the newly appointed Senior Defense Official of US embassy – Captain Greg Gellman.

The US delegate also paid a visit to the office of NEMA, then met with the Minister of Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction – MDPMR, the Honourable Pakeisha Parker-Edgecombe (accompanied by Permanent Secretary for MDPMR Carl Smith, and NEMA Director Captain Stephen Russell).

The donation made by the United States in the past week is worth of, totalling nearly $6.5 million, in addition to the logistical assistance from the Rhode Island National Guard for COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the Family Islands.

This assistance provided by the US government clearly outlines the lasting friendship and partnership between the United States and the Bahamas island.