By Abdirisak Itaqile
Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -Somaliland’s largest telecommunications, and mobile money Transfer Company, Telesom, has on Sunday handed over an urgent COVID 19 response consignment of in-kind medical supplies and equipment to the Ministry of Health Development of the Republic of Somaliland.
The consignment is worth US$640,000 and it included pallets of medical supplies, hospital consumables, face masks, ICU ventilators and monitors along with personal protective equipment and Oxygen Concentrator, all of which, comes in timely to support the MoHD efforts in fighting and containing COVID-19 in Somaliland.
The handover ceremony held inside the Ministry premises was attended by the Minister of Health Development, Dr. Omer Ali Abdillahi Badde Minister of Religious Affairs, Sheikh Khalil Abdilahi Ahmed Telesom Chief Executive officer, Abdikarim Mohamed Eid and his deputy, high level government officials as well as health workers.
The urgent shipment of supplies was thanked by health officials in Somaliland. “We appreciate Telesom support to the Ministry of Health Development; it will certainly assist in equipping our national health staff who are working hard to contain COVID 19 in country,” said Dr. Omer Ali Abdillahi Badde, Somaliland Minister of Health Development.
Telesom’s in-kind medical supplies consignment is meant to support COVID 19 response activities implemented by the Ministry of Health Development.
Telesom is a private telecommunication company that was established in the year 2002 by local entrepreneurs in Hargeisa Somaliland to become the leader and pioneer in the telecommunication sector while utilizing the latest technology and employing a highly trained and professional customer care team that satisfy our customers with world-class services.
Telesom Company offers an integrated suite of communication products and services to customers including, Mobile voice and data, ZAAD (mobile money payment) Mobile Internet (3G/GPRS), Dhambaal service, Ila hadal, Ila maqal, Mushaax, Aqoonmaal and many more. Telesom has played a major role in the economic development of the country plus the creation of significant huge employment opportunities. The company has the widest network coverage in Somaliland, delivering its quality unmatched services across the country.