Back to list

Taiwan donates medical equipment to Sri Lanka

2012/04/19 11:11:24

Tokyo, April 18 (CNA) Taiwan donated medical equipment to Sri Lanka through the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia Wednesday at the Taiwan representative office in Tokyo.

The equipment was donated through the Taiwan International Health Action, a joint organization formed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Health.

Lo Koon-tsan, Taiwan's deputy representative in Japan, handed over the list of equipment, which included high-pressure sterilizers used in surgery, to association President Shigeru Suganami.

In 2009, the organization and the association signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on medical projects, and visited Sri Lanka in August 2011 to perform cataract surgery, Lo said.

Taiwanese organizations are continuing their donations and hope to expand their international medical support, Lo added.

The association decided to cooperate with Taiwan because of the country's high medical standards, said Suganami.

"The high-pressure sterilizers donated by Taiwan is a wonderful medical contribution that will allow Sri Lankan people to receive cataract surgery without having to worry about infection," said Suganami.

(By Tsao Heng and C.J. Lin)