16:39 / 22.05.2020
Turkey sent 50 mechanical ventilation devices to Uzbekistan
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The Turkish government sent Uzbekistan a batch of humanitarian aid, including 50 Turkish-made mechanical ventilation devices, Dunyo reports.

The head of the main department of international relations of the Turkish Health Ministry Selami Kılıç emphasized that although Turkey had not yet fully satisfied its own needs for such devices, it, as a fraternal country, delivered the corresponding batch of medical equipment to Uzbekistan.

“The prototype of the medical ventilator was developed jointly by engineers from four large Turkish companies – Arçelik, ASELSAN, Baykar Makine and Biosys. The first 100 ventilation devices were transferred to the citywide hospital in the Başakşehir district of Istanbul. Serial production and testing of these machines have been established at the Arçelik factory in Istanbul. At this enterprise, it is planned to produce 250 mechanical ventilation devices daily,” he said. 

A batch of mechanical ventilation devices will be delivered to the Health Ministry of Uzbekistan to combat the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.