June 17, 2020
ICF purchases medical equipment for the Institute of Virology of the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan in support of government’s measures to combat the spread of coronavirus
17 June 2020 – The International Chodiev Foundation (ICF) is pleased to announce that it has provided medical equipment and personal protective equipment to the Research Institute of Virology in Tashkent.
This initiative is the next stage of the ICF’s extensive programme of support of the population during COVID-19 pandemic. It was organised jointly with the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Bakhodir Nizomov, Deputy Minister of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan, commented: “The first medical institution to receive COVID-19 patients was the clinic of the Institute of Virology of the Ministry of Health. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the doctors and specialists of the clinic, we were able to cure the first patients and restore faith of millions of citizens of Uzbekistan in the power of modern medicine.”
According to the Director of the Institute of Virology Erkin Musabaev, “the medical equipment and protective equipment acquired by the ICF is be of great help to the specialists of the Institute in diagnosing and treating the COVID-19 patients”. He added: “Our doctors are doing everything possible to ensure that every sick person returns home healthy, and as soon as possible. We are fighting this pandemic by common efforts and we are grateful for any help from philanthropists.”
On 19 March 2020, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan issued the Decree “On priority measures to mitigate the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic and global crisis on the economy”. The Decree included a number of measures aimed at providing social support and protection of health, employment and income of the citizens of Uzbekistan. ICF has joined the Government’s fight against the spread of coronavirus and has launched an extensive charitable programme of support of the country’s population.
The first stages of the ICF programme were implemented jointly with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan and included the delivery of humanitarian aid and disinfectants to the elderly and low-income families throughout the country, as well as the provision of humanitarian aid and bulk goods to the United Centre for the Coordination of Assistance to the Vulnerable, and the support of the flood victims in the Syrdarya region.
About the Institute of Virology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan
The Institute of Virology was established in 1978 as a branch of the Institute of Virology of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Since 1994, by the Decree of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, it was transformed into an independent Research Institute of Virology of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Uzbekistan. The main functions of the Institute are the implementation of scientific and methodological activities in the field of virology and the provision of highly qualified specialized medical assistance to the population in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of viral infectious diseases.
About International Chodiev Foundation (ICF)
The International Chodiev Foundation is a charitable organization established in 1996 by international businessman and philanthropist Dr Patokh Chodiev. The Foundation’s work comprises a broad range of charitable programmes in the CIS countries, Asia and Europe. In Uzbekistan, the work is carried out by the ICF’s Representative Office, which was registered with the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan on 28 August 2017. The main objectives of the Foundation in Uzbekistan are to provide charitable assistance in the social, scientific, and medical fields, to support culture, art, and sports, and to provide humanitarian aid to vulnerable people, educational and medical institutions. To find out more about International Chodiev Foundation please visit: www.internationalchodievfoundation.org or find us on Facebook and Instagram.
About the Founder of the ICF
Patokh Chodiev was born on 15 April 1953 in Jizzakh, Uzbekistan. He is a graduate of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and a Doctor of Political Science. Dr Chodiev is a member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and the author of more than 30 scientific papers on the history, economy and politics of Japan.
Umida Khusainova, Coordinator of the ICF’s Representative Office in Uzbekistan:
Tel: +998 93 172 52 52