First batch of Chinese medical supplies here today | Daily News

First batch of Chinese medical supplies here today

The first batch of Chinese government’s RMB 500 million grant to Sri Lanka will be delivered to Sri Lanka via two consignments, the Chinese Embassy said yesterday.

With joint efforts of all relevant authorities from both China and Sri Lanka, 512,640 syringes of life-saving Enoxaparin Sodium Injection worth of 10 million RMB, one consignment of 256,320 syringes will arrive in Colombo today (June 3) by flight CX3119, with the total volume of 40 cubic meters and weight of 4.3 metric tonnes. The other one is expected to arrive in the second half of the month.

Enoxaparin sodium is an anticoagulant medication (blood thinner), commonly used to treat and prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) including during pregnancy and following certain types of surgery. It is also used in those with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and heart attacks, or during hemodialysis. The two consignments of 512,640 syringes donated by China will be sufficient for Sri Lanka’s use for six months.

The Chinese Embassy in Sri Lanka will continue to work closely with both Beijing and Colombo to follow through the important agreement reached by the leaders of our two countries and provide much-needed livelihood assistance for Sri Lankan people as top priority, the Embassy said in a press release yesterday.



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