Manila, 23 October 2021 (GNP/ TDI): Australia provided 100 more oxygen concentrators to the Philippines, today. Australia has remained very consistent in support to Pacific countries to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.
Australian Ambassador to the Philippines, Steven J. Robinson handed over the 100 oxygen concentrators to the Department of Health of the Philippines.
Secretary of Department of Health of Philippines, Francisco T. Duque was there to receive the concentrators from the Australian Ambassador.
Steven Robinson stated that the aid was provided at the request of Australian Foreign Affairs Secretary, Teodoro Locsin Jr. in a meeting with the Foreign Minister, Marise Payne.
The Ambassador shared the pictures of the event on Twitter.
This morning I handed over to @DOHgovPH @SecDuque and @ntfcovid19ph Chief Implementer Sec Carlito Galvez another 100 oxygen concentrators. This brings up to 200 our 🇦🇺 total donation of this critical medical equipment in line with 🇵🇭 needs. #mateshipandbayanihan pic.twitter.com/kjuGeyTy2Z
— Steven J. Robinson AO (@AusAmbPH) October 21, 2021
This was the second lot donated to the Philippines from Australia. Previously, Australia provided 100 oxygen concentrators to the Philippines earlier, making the total donation of this critical medical equipment to 200.