The United States provides 250 ventilators to Peru to respond to COVID-19

Speeches Shim

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
250 ventilators made in the US arrived to Peru
Magali Ugarte/USAID Peru

The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated  250 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Peru to assist its fight against COVID-19. The donation delivers on President Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies, as well as Peru’s urgent response to the pandemic.

The ventilators, produced in the United States, reflect leading-edge and in-demand technology. They are compact, deployable, and provide Peru with flexibility in treating patients affected by the virus. For patients whose lungs are not working adequately despite receiving oxygen, this vital resource may prove life-saving.

Chargé d’Affaires Denny Offutt explained, “Once again, the United States is shoulder to shoulder with Peru, this time to confront the COVID-19 pandemic. Our donation today of 250 mechanical ventilators to Peru will save the lives of COVID-19 patients in various regions of Peru.”

The ventilator units alone are valued at over $3 million.