Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon Airport

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleGardai seize 11 vehicles in 24 hour period at COVID-19 checkpoints in LimerickNext articleA sharp shock of electro / indie – New music from Limerick duo Pity Of The Sea Meghann Scully WhatsApp Linkedin Second plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportA second Qatar Airways cargo plane carrying vital medical equipment from China landed at Shannon Airport today.The plane touched down at Shannon at 1.00 pm and was the second consignment to arrive in Shannon in under a week.Among the medical equipment on board were ICU ventilators, masks and thermometers for distribution to frontline workers around Ireland in the fight against COVID-19.This follows a delivery of ICU ventilators and hospital beds which arrived in Shannon on a Qatar plane on 3rd April.Qatar Airways is one of the world’s largest cargo operators and has an extensive network of more than 160 destinations using both freight and passenger flights.The airline resumed flights to China on 30th March to support the global supply chain, which includes the transportation of urgent medical relief aid, essential to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.Commenting on this latest consignment Mary Considine, CEO Shannon Group, which operates Shannon Airport said: “As an essential service our airport remains open to facilitate cargo and repatriation flights at this unprecedented time.“We were delighted to facilitate the arrival of this second and much welcomed consignment of urgently needed medical supplies.” she said. Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email LimerickNewsSecond plane carrying vital medical equipment lands at Shannon AirportBy Meghann Scully – April 10, 2020 323 center_img TAGSCoronaviruscovid19Keeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostShannon airport Advertisement Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

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first_imgSimple text message reminders to take medication can help malaria patients stick to their medication regimen, according to a new study by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the non-profit Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA).The study was published October 28, 2014 in PLOS ONE.“When patients don’t complete their full medication regimen, diseases can develop resistance to treatment. And with infectious diseases like malaria, drug resistant diseases can spread to others,” lead author Julia Raifman, doctoral candidate in the Department of Global Health and Population (GHP) at HSPH, said in an October 28, 2014 New York Magazine article.Despite major international efforts over decades, malaria continues to be a primary cause of death globally. An estimated 655,000 to 1.24 million people died of malaria in 2010; more than half were below age 5.Other HSPH authors included Heather Lanthorn, a doctoral student in GHP, and Slawa Rokicki, SM ’12, now enrolled in the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Health Policy program. Senior author of the study was Güenther Fink, associate professor of international health economics at HSPH. Read Full Storylast_img read more