Transportation of medical supplies comes from China

An aircraft carrying medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) arrived in Islamabad from China on Tuesday morning.

The equipment was received by Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal and the Chinese Ambassador.

The incoming medical supplies include 150,000 N-95 masks, 1.5 million masks, 150,000 protective glasses, and 1.5 million surgical gowns.

Speaking to the media, the chairman of the NDMA thanked the Chinese government on behalf of the government and the people of Pakistan and praised China's cooperation and support for Pakistan during this hour's examination. He authorized states to provide COVID-19 test kits to meet their needs. He has already provided 250 ventilators to the states. There are also 600 ventilators available in the NDMA warehouse.

The authority has purchased 2 thousand oxygen beds to meet rising demands. He said he had already visited hospitals in Lahore and was planning to travel to Peshawar and Karachi to evaluate and assess their needs.

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