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Czech donates decontamination units to help Afghans against COVID-19 pandemic

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: Deputy Minister of Public Health (MoPH), Dr. Abdul Qader Qader, received a Czech Republic’s donation of efficient decontamination units airlifted from the Czech Republic to the HKIA Air Base (military part of Hamid Karzai International Airport) in Kabul. The decontamination units are rated as a powerful tool against the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

The handover ceremony took place at HKIA Air Base in the presence of the MoPH and MoFA representatives.

Deputy Minister of Public Health delivered a speech on behalf of the Afghan Government, praising the friendly relations between Afghanistan and the Czech Republic. Deputy Minister also commended the Czech help for its versatile use to the benefit of the public.

“Decontamination units are capable of cleaning air in public spaces and disinfecting surfaces, making them versatile not only against the consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic, but also in the normal operation of schools, hospitals, offices, state administration conference rooms and other public buildings thusly helping the public,” ambassador Jiri Baloun of Czech Republic was quoted in a statement, who could not attend the ceremony and was represented by Stepan Konopasek, deputy head of the mission.

Stepan Konopasek handed over the donation on behalf of the Czech Republic to representatives from the Ministry of Public Health. He explained that the donated units were made by BLOCK CRS, joint-stock Czech company based in the town of Valasske Mezirici, purchased by the MFA of the Czech Republic for price worth 3,500,000 AFN and airlifted to Afghanistan by the Czech Army.

Czech Embassy thanked the company BLOCK CRS, the MFA of the Czech Republic, the Czech Army and all Afghan partners for their exemplary cooperation on the beneficial enterprise and believes the decontamination units will help Afghans to improve overall public health.

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