Jayka Prepared to Allot General Grant to Azerbaijan for First Medical Aid Equipment
In 2007 the Japanese Agency for international Co-operation (JAYKA) will implement projects on the first medical aid equipment in Azerbaijan. Abid Sharifov, the Azerbaijani Deputy Premier, informed Trend that the project would be financed by the Japanese grant of $4-5 mln. Japan examined the conditions of the first medical aid stations in the country and the necessity for the equipment. A delegation from JAYKA has been in Azerbaijan up to 22 November for this reason.
The Government of Azerbaijan, who initiated the project, appealed to JAYKA to issue a grant for re-equipment of the first medical aid in the Country.
In reply the Agency sent over its experts, including specialists on first medical aid, to Azerbaijan to evaluate the situation. They became familiar with the conditions of all the clinics. The Government is hoping to receive the grant from JAYKA which is generally issued to countries once every two years. The amount of technical assistance comprises $5 mln.
Azerbaijan previously received such assistance for equipment for the maternity hospital, the State Committee on Amelioration & Water Economy (presently the joint stock company at the Ministry of Agriculture) and the Azeravtoyol State Company (presently the Automobile Transport Service).