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Australian gov't donates P17.9-M medical equipment to AFP

The Australian Government has donated P17.9 million worth of medical equipment to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as part of efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

A simple turn over ceremony was held at the Victoriano Luna Medical Center on Thursday, June 11, 2020.

On hand to receive the donation was Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, and AFP Chief of Staff General Felimon Santos Jr.

The Australian government was represented by the Australian Embassy and the Australian Defence Attache to the Philippines Group Captain Ian Goold.

The medical equipment include a Beta plus motor electric bed with bedside cabinet and overbed, Pulse Oximeter, ECG Machine, defibrillator, patient monitor, electric suction machine, infusion pump, mobile radiography system, and Steam Sterilizer.

“The AFP expresses its gratitude to the Australian Government for choosing the AFP Medical Center as the recipient of almost P18 Million worth of medical equipment. The equipment will help the AFP in fighting the COVID19 in the Philippines. We hope that the cooperation of the two nations continue as the whole world collectively faces the threat of this unseen enemy, COVID-19,” General Santos said in a statement. -- BAP, GMA News