August 15, 2008

Azerbaijan Sends Humanitarian Aid to Georgia

Text of report by private Azerbaijani news agency APA

Baku, 15 August: Considering medicine shortage in Georgia due to the conflict, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has instructed the Ministry of Health to send humanitarian aid to the neighbouring country.

The press secretary of the Ministry of Health, Anar Qadirli, has said that 400 kinds of medical products and medical equipment loaded on five vehicles have been sent to the Georgian Ministry of Health in accordance with the instruction.

Humanitarian aid worth about 400,000 manats [493,000 US dollars] and weighing 25 tonnes mainly consists of medicines used in resuscitation, traumatology and surgery.

Other high-quality medicines were also sent to Georgia which currently faces medicine shortage.

Originally published by Azerbaijani news agency APA, Baku, in Azeri 1245 15 Aug 08.

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