COVID-19: Chinese doctors, medical supplies reach Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: A special plane carrying relief assistance, including medical team and consignment of medical supplies, from China to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic in Pakistan, has reached at Islamabad airport on Saturday (today).
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the relief assistance at Islamabad International Airport to express gratitude to the government and people of China, on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan.
Prior to the fresh consignment, China’s assistance to Pakistan so far included 12,000 test kits, 30 million masks, 10, 000 protective suits and four million dollars to build an isolation hospital.
The Xinjiang government had also provided 50, 000 masks each to the federal capital as well as to the Sindh government.
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A considerable amount of donation by private sources from China had also arrived in Pakistan.
On Mar 27, second plane from China carrying medical supplies had arrived in Karachi.
According to spokesperson for National Disaster Management Authority, the second consignment from Alibaba and Jack Ma Foundation carried around 50,000 testing kits.
Another consignment of medical supplies from iron-friend China has arrived at Khunjerab pass.
According to Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, two tons of supplies worth 67 million rupees include face masks, test kits, ventilators and personal protection equipment.
Xinjiang had also donated 100,000 masks to Pakistan earlier this month.
Earlier, Pakistan received assistance in the form of medical equipment carrying 450,000 face masks including 50,000 N-95 masks.