Executive Secretary Medialdea receives Chinese donation
Chinese Embassy provides 150 sets of humidifiers
MANILA – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian turned over to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea 150 sets of high-flow humidifier donated by the Chinese Embassy to the Philippines in simple ceremonies at Malacanang Palace today.
In a statement from the Chinese Embassy released late Wednesday afternoon, it was learned the high-flow humidifier is a kind of breathing aid device which is needed to support the severely infected COVID-19 patients.
He said the 150 sets of high-flow humidifier is a new batch of medical supplies donated by the Chinese side to help the Philippines in its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He added China and the Philippines have worked together and lent assistance to each other, attesting the traditional friendship and added new dimensions to the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
“Under the strong leadership of the Communist Party of China, China has made major achievements in the fight against the epidemic and its economic recovery,” he said. He explained the recent statistics have shown that China’s GDP grew by 4.9% in the third quarter compared to with the same period last year, making it an important growth engine in the world.
Ambassador Huang said China’s solidarity and support to the Philippine people in their fight against the pandemic will continue until the final victory.
Executive Secretary Medialdea said the Philippine government appreciates China’s continuous support in its fight against COVID-19. He added the Philippines stands ready to continue close cooperation with China for an early victory over the pandemic and economic recovery.
The 150 sets of high-flow humidifier is the latest batch of medical equipment donated by the Chinese Embassy to the Philippines. Until last August, China has already donated 130 ventilators when its supply was tight worldwide. (Melo M. Acuña)
Chinese Ambassador Huang Xilian (right) turns over a box of high-flow humidifier to Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea (left) in simple rites at Malacanang Palace Wednesday. (Contributed photos)