Ontario Provides Medical Equipment To Haiti
McGuinty Government Provides Surplus Equipment To Help With Relief Efforts
Ontario has donated medical supplies and equipment to World Vision Canada to be used in the agency's earthquake relief and recovery efforts in Haiti. The shipment left for Haiti on the weekend and includes stretchers, mobile beds, folding cots, and other medical items.
The latest donation follows an initial shipment of 2,000 kilograms of medical supplies, which included items such as syringes, and bandages that came from the government's pandemic stockpile. The first shipment arrived in Port-au-Prince on February 6.
- World Vision has helped more than half a million people with life-saving food and emergency supplies, and is providing basic medical services in mobile clinics around the city of Port-au-Prince.
- Ontario donated $1 million to the Red Cross to support its efforts in Haiti.
- Emergency Management Ontario is coordinating the province's response to the situation in Haiti and continues to work with provincial ministries, the federal government and non-government organizations to determine what additional resources Ontario can provide.
“This equipment will make a real difference to international health-care workers and the people of Haiti as they begin the long journey to recovery. It's another example of Ontario's coordinated approach, and I am very proud of the excellent work being done by Emergency Management Ontario to ensure our response to this tragedy is as effective as possible.”
“Hospitals in Port-au-Prince are still overwhelmed with victims of the earthquake, including many children. We are grateful for this donation of vital medical supplies and will ensure they reach clinics and the families who are most vulnerable.”