TaiDoc Technology, a Taiwanese manufacturer of health monitoring systems and devices, on Wednesday donated 300,000 rapid screening tests for COVID-19 to Taiwan’s diplomatic allies, which includes St Vincent.
Also on Wednesday, MacKay Memorial Hospital in Taipei made a donation to one of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, for the establishment of a prosthetic limb workshop.
Under a project funded by Taiwan’s International Cooperation and Development Fund and Teh Lin Pros & Ortho Inc., 100 sets of prosthetic components were donated to the Caribbean country.
At the donation ceremony, St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ambassador to Taiwan Andrea Bowman expressed thanks on behalf her country and said over 80 per cent of the amputations performed at the main hospital there are linked to diabetes.
MacKay Memorial Hospital has been working closely with St. Vincent and the Grenadines government since 2018 on a project to prevent and control diabetes in the country, she said.
“With a population as small as 110,000 (in St. Vincent and the Grenadines), every Vincentian, at home or abroad, is in some way affected by the painful reality of diabetes,” Bowman said, thanking MacKay Memorial Hospital for its assistance.