As part of the support by the US embassy to Costa Rica to help in the fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic, 107,000 surgical masks, and 38,000 N-95 masks were donated to the Costa Rican Social Security Fund.
The donations, valued at $ 60,000, were purchased from local suppliers. Since the beginning of the Coronavirus health emergency, various donations by the US government have been made to Costa Rican Health Institutions, such as surgical gloves, isolation gowns, surgical masks, among others, totaling an investment of $ 250,000.
The equipment was purchased from local Costa Rican providers and it included:
- 9.700 medical gowns
- 57.000 pairs of surgical gloves.
There will be a second donation in a couple of weeks, whenever the supplies are available in the country. This second donation will be:
- 20.700 surgical masks
- 4.150 N-95 type masks
- 2.250 pairs of protective glasses.
The two donations, valued at a total of USD 75,000, has special meaning for U.S. Ambassador Sharon Day who asserted that “it is an honor for the United States to support Costa Rica, especially the brave men and women of the medical services, as we jointly face the world pandemic of COVID-19“.