UNDP hands over 69 of different categories of Medical commodities to SAMES

UNDP hands over 69 of different categories of Medical commodities to SAMES

Ms. Munkhtuya Altangerel, UNDP Resident Representative in Timor-Leste said

DILI, 19 february 2021 (TATOLI) – United Nations Development Program (UNDP) handed over 69 different categories of Medical commodities to the Drug and Medical Equipment Storage Agency (SAMES).

UNDP Resident Representative, Munkhtuya Altangerel said in her remarks that it is a very crucial situation for UNDP to procure the medical products and bring them to Timor-Leste due on covid-19 real situation.  Therefore UNDP is working to ensure the medical product can arrive even though the process is working very slowly.

“ The medical items are available to hands over to Minister of Health trough SAMES compose of 69 different categories of medical commodities to Minister of Health through SAMES,” UNDP Resident Representative, Munkhtuya Altangerel told reports at SAMES office in Kampu Alor, 18 february, this friday.

A total of 69 different categories of medical commodities have arrived in Dili and delivered to SAMES since early december 2021 until mid of February 2022 despite the continuous challenges encountered in the shipments process.

The commodities which will be handed over to the Ministry of Health today include:

  • 17 different categories of essential medicines(total volume:597 cartons;19,084.39 kgs/19.08 metric tons)
  • 3 different categories of Patient Beds (Total volume: 1,020 cartons, 51,052.50 kgs/51.05 metric tons)
  • 9 different categories of Medical Furniture and Accessories (total volume: 1,078cartons; 236,274 kgs/23.62 metric ton)
  • 3 different categories of Medical Equipment and Accessories (total volume: 21 cartons;648.0 kgs/6.48metric tons)
  • 37 different categories of Consumables (total volume: 12 cartons; 244.30 kgs/0.24 metric tons)
  1. The medicines include (big items only):
    • 2,000,000tablets of Amlodipine 10 mg;
    • 1,000,000 tablets of Captopril 25 mg;
    • 1,000,000tablets of Multivitamin sugar coated;
    • 300,000capsules of Omeprazole 20 mg;
    • 200,000tablets of Aluminium hydroxide 500 mg;
    • 100,000 ampoules of Water for injection 5 ml;
    • 98,334bottles of Paracetamol 120mg/5ml 60ml syrup/oral solution;
    • 25,000bottles of Co-trimoxazole 200 mg + 40 mg/5 ml oral suspension 100 ml;
    • 24,180 tablets of Tenofovir DF 300mg.
    • The medicines have been sourced and purchased fromCyprus, France, Germany, India, and Ireland
  2. The Patient Beds, Medical Furniture and Accessories include (big items only):
    • 300 sets of Manual Adult Patient Bed with Mattress;
    • 90 sets of Multifunctional Electric Patient Bed with Mattress for ICU Room;
    • 75 sets of Manual Paediatric Patient Bed with Mattress;
    • 1,800 sets of Bed linens that include fitted sheets for hospital bed, hospital pillow and pillowcase, and hospital blanket;
    • 500 sets of hospital bed side cabinet/ bedside locker
    • 100 sets of Examination Couch;
    • 100 sets of Four Folds Medical Screen;
    • 60 sets of Medicine trolley
    • The Patient Beds, Medical Furniture and Accessories include have been sourced and purchased from China.
  • The medical equipment and Consumables include:
    • 50 sets of Syringe pumps.
    • 40 sets of Infusion Pump.
    • 25 sets of Ultraviolet lamps for room sterilization
    • 7,421 individual units of 37 different categories of consumables

The equipment, instruments and accessories have been sourced and purchased from China, Japan and India

  1. As of todate, out of the available fund of USD 5,400,000from the Procurement Phase II, UNDP has utilized (and committed) USD 5,394,745.67 (99.90%)to purchase medicines, diagnostic items, consumables, body bags, medical equipment, instruments, shipment/insurance (and UNDP service fees).

 Minister of Heath, Odete Maria Freitas Belo acknowledged that it is not easy to procure medical products during covid-19 period.

The Minister of Health gives great appreciation to the UNDP for the efforts it has made to ensure that all medical products and medicines can arrive in Timor-Leste.

“All health items will be distributing to the all health centers and hospital across the country for the emergency response for the covid-19 and dengue issues,” She said

“She emphasized that MoH trusts the UNDP as an international Agency that can ensure the quality of medical products and medicines for people in Timor-Leste.

Mrs. Belo is required for more support from UNDP on providing more medical procurement for the future.

This handed over ceremony was witnessed by the executive director of SAMES, Santana Martins at SAMES office.

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Journalist: José Belarmino De Sá

Editor: Rafy Belo


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