In order to assist Palau in fighting the Omicron epidemic, the Republic of China (Taiwan) government donated anti-epidemic medical supplies, including 10,000 Taiwan-made antigen test kits, 62,500 adult masks, and 10,000 children’s masks. Shin Kong Memorial Wu Ho-Su Hospital also dispatched a medical team as well as 10,000 antigen test kits in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Palau.

At 5 pm on January 22, President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. and Ambassador Jessica Lee held a simple and solemn handover ceremony on the apron of Palau Airport. The attendees included Minister of Health and Human Services, Gaafar J. Uherbelau, Minister of State, Gustav Aitaro, and others, as well as 4-member medical team of Shin Kong Hospital led by Chief of Division of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Chien-Hsien Huang.

Ambassador Jessica Lee said that the government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) works side by side with Palau to confront this new wave and sincerely wish this in-time medical supplies and medical team can effectively assist Palau to fight against the pandemic and restore life to normal soon.

President Surangel S. Whipps, Jr. expressed his gratitude to Taiwan’s immediate response to his request last week. The actions are showing the solid partnership between the two countries. Also, He emphasized the importance of Taiwan’s referral patient mechanism to Palau, and thank Taiwan government and People.

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