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About 80,000 pounds of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks, overalls and face shields, arrived in Edmonton early Monday morning.
The expedition, which took off from Shanghai, China on April 12, was organized by Alberta Health Services to bring more supplies to medical workers and first responders.
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“Our government is working very hard on an ongoing basis to obtain the personal protective equipment required to ensure the safety of our health care, our continuing care and the elderly,” said Minister of Municipal Affairs Kaycee Madu in a statement. “The arrival of these supplies is a testament to this work, and I want to thank all of our partners involved in the process, including the Edmonton International Airport.”
Edmonton International Airport is the only airport in Canada to receive CEIV Pharma certification from the International Air Transportation Association, which allows the airport to handle very sensitive medical goods such as supplies that require medical screening. strict temperatures.