The UN Children's Fund financed the supply of 4,4 tons of tablets and ampoules of dexamethasone preparations in the amount of more than 413 thousand USD to the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan.
As it is noted on the UNICEF website, medicines for the treatment of patients with severe respiratory infections will be distributes to relevant healthcare facilities throughout Turkmenistan.
The preparations transfer was within the framework of the implementation of the National Preparedness and Response Plan for Combating and to Acute Infectious Diseases, which was adopted on May 22, 2022 in Turkmenistan at the state level.
Dexamethasone is used for the supportive treatment of patients, both children and the elderly.
“The preparations, that were delivered to Turkmenistan have been tested, and their effectiveness in relation to the health of patients with respiratory diseases has been proven,” said in a statement of the UNICEF Deputy Representative in Turkmenistan Alexandru Nartea.