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20 Apr 2020

Belarus’ Healthcare Ministry receives over Br5m, €79,000 in donations

Belarus’ Healthcare Ministry receives over Br5m, €79,000 in donations
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MINSK, 20 April (BelTA) – As of 17 April 2020, a total of Br5,339.326 million and €79,011 were donated to the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry to help it tackle the coronavirus pandemic, BelTA  learned from the press service of the Belarusian Healthcare Ministry.

A total of Br4,249.628 from 348 legal entities and Br1,089.697 from individuals were deposited to the charity account of the ministry. Some 5,779 individuals used the ERIP payment system, more than 2,000 individuals made donations via other bank payment tools. Eleven legal entities and two individuals donated €79,011.

Belmedtekhnika received more than Br1 million to purchase 5,000 face masks, 20,000 half-face filter masks, 100,000 medical protective suits, and 4,000 dental shields. The National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology bought 2,000 COVID-19 reagent testing kits.

Gratuitous sponsor support from Servolux Agro was used to buy 50,000 protective masks KN95 to the total tune of Br161,500 and distribute them among research centers and medical institutions in Belarusian regions and Minsk.

The Healthcare Ministry also reported on the distribution of humanitarian aid from Uzbekistan, stored in the Belmedtekhnika warehouses. The humanitarian aid went to 27 national healthcare organizations. They received 54,000 medical face masks, 1,000 pairs of disposable protective gloves, 28 rolls (1,000m each) of medical gauze, 5,000 bottles of sanitizer and 526.6 liters of medical alcohol. Humanitarian assistance was also provided for medical institutions in seven regions of the country and five government agencies that are not part of the healthcare system.

As BelTA earlier reported, the Healthcare Ministry had opened a charity account following numerous addresses from the country’s business, Hi-Tech Park residents, industrial companies and individuals.

The bank account in the Belarusian currency is BY29AKBB36429000000800000000 at ASB Belarusbank, BIC - AKBBBY2X, PIN - 190263723.

The bank account in euro is BY93AKBB36429000003150000000 at ASB Belarusbank, BIC - AKBBBY2X, PIN - 190263723.

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