By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, July 24 (CNA) Israel will donate two skin graft meshers to Taiwan in an effort to help the people injured in an explosion at a New Taipei water park about a month ago that has so far caused nine deaths among nearly 500 burn injuries.
The Israeli government decided to make the donations after learning from Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare about the needs of the survivors of the explosion, the Israel Economic and Cultural Office said Friday.
The meshers will be donated to the Tri-Service General Hospital and Mackay Memorial Hospital in Taipei next week, the office said. Each of the meshers are valued at more than US$10,000.
The two hospitals are among dozens of medical institutions in Taiwan where the explosion victims are being treated. [FULL STORY]