Deputies of Tajikistan’s lower house (Majlisi Namoyandagon) of parliament (Majlisi Oli) have unanimously voted for ratification of the exchange notes between Tajikistan and Japan on providing the advanced medical equipment to Tajikistan for diagnosing and treatment of COVID-19  patients.

A regular sitting of the Majlisi Namoyandagon, presided over by its head, Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda, took place on December 16. 

First Deputy Minister of Health and Social Protection of the Population, Ghafour Muhsinzoda, told lawmakers that the Government of Japan extends 600 million Japanese Yen (approximately 57 million somonis) to the Government of Tajikistan for the implementation of the mentioned project.  This project will increase the capacity medical institutions of Tajikistan by providing the advanced medical equipment for diagnosing and treatment of patients with COVID-19.

The equipment includes portable X-ray machines for patients in the intensive care units, blood gas analyzer for measuring level of oxygen, oxygen generator, negative pressure booth for storing infected patients, etc.  The new equipment will ensure improved medical service for the people of Tajikistan with strengthened capacity of the Tajik medical professionals.  

Recall, the ceremony for Exchange of Notes on “Economic and Social Development Program” took place between Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Takayuki Miyashita and Foreign Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin in Dushanbe on June 19.