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The Department of Education has received a total of 20,000 face masks and 200 pieces of Infra-Red Thermometers from City Pharmacy Limited last Tuesday, August 11 for grade 12 students in the National Capital District and Central Province schools.
Wholesale Pharmacy Sales Manager, Mr. Sayeekishore Damodaran presented the items to the Department’s representative, Assistant Secretary for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Mr. Thomas Podarua on behalf of Education Secretary, Dr. Uke Kombra.
Mr. Podarua thanked City Pharmacy Limited for delivering the items at short notice considering the final examinations coming up beginning with the Grade 12 Written Expression exam today.
He added that the Measurement Services Division has started distributing the face masks and the Infra-Red Thermometers to secondary schools for the Grade 12 students to use on Monday while the rest of the schools will follow suit.
The PPEs were purchased under the COVID-19 Education in Emergency funding support from Global Partnership in Education (GPE).
Mr. Podarua thanked the GPE for funding the items and added that these items will benefit 4,700 grade 12 students and 600 teachers in NCD on Monday.
Mr. Damodaran responded by saying that the company is happy to supply the PPEs to the Department.
He also added that it has outlets strategically located in all the provinces which can easily distribute the face masks and Infra-Red Thermometers to schools nationwide.