June 17, 2020
ICF provides medical and personal protective equipment to the Research Institute of Virology in Tashkent
In the last few months, medical workers and hospitals have been at the frontline of the global fight against COVID-19. Undoubtedly, they continue to be in need of special support. Today we are happy to announce the next stage of our extensive social support programme launched amid coronavirus pandemic. Having worked together with the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, we are providing medical and personal protective equipment to the Research Institute of Virology in Tashkent.
‘The Research Institute of Virology was the first healthcare organisation to treat COVID-19 patients in Uzbekistan. Thanks to relentless work of the Institute’s staff, those first patients recovered. This brought faith into wonders of medicine and gave hope to our entire nation,’ stated Mr Bakhodir Nizomov, Deputy Minister of Health of Uzbekistan.
Dr Erkin Musabaev, Director of the Research Institute for Virology, said ‘Medical and protective equipment supplied by the ICF will provide substantial support to our specialists in their efforts to test and treat this disease. Our doctors do everything possible to ensure that every infected person recovers and returns to their families as quickly as possible. We are all united in our fight against coronavirus and such humanitarian aid initiatives are of big help’.
Previous stages of the ICF COVID-19 social support programme were organised in conjunction with the Ministry of Justice of Uzbekistan and included the provision of food and sanitising supplies to people in need across the country, as well as to the Charity Coordination Centre in Tashkent, and delivery of humanitarian aid for people affected by flooding in Sirdarya region.