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The first flight arrives with protective equipment donated by China.

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  • It will be worth checking the quality of the donated equipment. After the numerous scandals of defective equipment and below the minimum standards in countries such as Spain, Italy, Canada among others.

The first charter flight with personal protection supplies donated by the government of the People’s Republic of China arrived this Sunday, April 26, at 1:15 in the morning with 186 cubic meters of approximate cargo, announced the executive president of the Caja Costa Rican Social Security (CCSS), doctor Román Macaya Hayes.

The Juan Santamaría airport was present to receive this first load of the donation, the executive president, Dr. Román Macaya, the Logistics manager, engineer Luis Fernando Porras and on behalf of the government of the People’s Republic of China its ambassador, Mr. Tang Heng.

Don Román Macaya thanked this important donation that joins the institutional provisioning program of personal protection materials that are being delivered weekly to all health centers as needed.

The freighter left the Shanghai port on April 25 with 140,000 mono-goggles for eye protection, 40,000 disposable gowns and 40,000 disposable surgical masks, Dr. Macaya Hayes reported.

Macaya added that the other two flights are scheduled to arrive between this Sunday and Monday, which will complete the delivery of the donation.

For his part, the engineer Luis Fernando Porras Meléndez, Logistics manager explained that since this Friday, the CCSS established the coordination with the airport authorities for the transfer of the goods.

During the same night, the merchandise nationalization procedures were followed, then the entrance inspection and its quality control. This Saturday, the Logistics management mobilized five cargo trucks to base two of the Juan Santamaría Airport, to move around 20 thousand kilos of goods to the Storage and Distribution Area (ALDI) of the CCSS.

Porras Meléndez reaffirmed the importance of hiring the charter cargo service to have these donated supplies available in less time. “Currently, countries face difficulties in removing merchandise purchased from suppliers in China, due to the high demand in the market that generates long and slow times for the exit of these goods.”

The President of the Republic, Carlos Alvarado, thanked this donation from the government of the People’s Republic of China. “This is further proof of the great work that our institutionality can achieve. The Government of the Republic is guaranteeing not only access to health for our citizens, but we are seeking the protection of our health personnel who are the heroines and heroes of the front line of care, “said the president.

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