Germany donated 1000 pulse oximeters to Albania for patients diagnosed with COVID-19 in high risk of life, to monitor the level of oxygen in the blood”, the German Embassy in Tirana informs on social media. This donation comes after the previous donation of respirators and will continue with 500 thousand masks for medical staff. The German Ambassador in Tirana, Peter Zingraf, assessed the continuation from Germany of Albania’s support in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, “as a way to complement the great support that the European Union has given to Albania”, according to official sources from the Ministry of Health.

WHO Representative in Albania, Dr. Bettina Mennen praised the arrival of the German donation of oximeters as “fast and on time”. “In this battle we are together! “No one is safe until we are all safe!”, said Dr. Bettina Mennen, at the handover ceremony of oximeters to the health authorities of Albania. Recent donations in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic are part of a package of more than 10 million euros of German support for Albania that includes advice for small and medium enterprises, additional funding of the Rural Credit Guarantee Fund to mitigate the economic consequences of the pandemic, provide training programs for medical staff, and provide humanitarian assistance to groups in need.

The German Ambassador in Tirana, Peter Zingraf, called on the Albanian citizens “to continue to respect the necessary preventive measures” and thanked “hospitals, doctors and nurses for their hard work”.The health authorities have stated that in the third week of January, the first 10 thousand doses of anti-covid vaccine will arrive in Albania, provided by a direct agreement of the Rama government with the company Pfizer / BioTech.

“369 doctors and nurses of the first line of battle with COVID-19 are today more protected from the dangerous virus, after the first dose of anti-COVID vaccine at the Vaccination Center at Air Albania Stadium, in the first 6 days vaccination, as the process will continue today, without stopping. Week by week, we are gradually increasing the pace according to the vaccination plan,” said Prime Minister Rama on social media, on Saturday.

Klara Ruci


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