Pathein's Karuna Mission distributes medical equipment, supplies

The Karuna Mission Social Solidarity of the Diocese of Pathein in Myanmar has distributed medical equipment and supplies to the town's health departments, quarantine centers and villages from May 14 to 22.

Isidore Saw Ko Ko, reporter of the diocese's COVID-19 Response Team, said 911 beneficiaries received the second round of donations.

"A total of 683 frontline workers received [protective gears] that they use when going to the field to give seasonal flu vaccination to children," he said.

Supply distribution in the Diocese of Pathein

At least 153 people in quarantine also received face masks, hand sanitizers, soaps and protective equipment.

Ko said 75 village tracts in Thabaung Township received carbolic soaps that will be used in quarantine centers and village gates. 

He said they need more face masks for distribution to communities, adding that the COVID-19 response need to address the impact of the pandemic on the livelihood of communities.

Another distribution activity is being set next week, said Ko. - Raymond Kyaw Aung