An ADB-assisted $20 million COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Project improved the longer-term capacity of the Kyrgyz Republic’s health system. With ADB support, the Kyrgyz Republic has upgraded 18 hospitals nationwide by expanding and equipping their intensive care units. The project helped procure medical and personal protection equipment, finance minor rehabilitation, and support salary top-ups and other eligible expenses. The project also improved government resilience to future health pandemics and disasters. ADB’s assistance provides an integrated approach to improving COVID-19 patient treatment by improving emergency facilities and system capacity, adding over 1900 hospital beds and mechanical ventilation units.

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