TOKYO: A Pakistani businessman, who is residing in Japan and deals in medical equipment, has offered to donate 16 ventilators for Pakistan.
In a statement on Monday, the Pakistan Embassy in Tokyo said the mission was in contact with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Disaster Management Authority to make arrangements for transportation of the ventilators by air to the country.
It said the mission was also trying to arrange masks and protective gear.
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, had reached at Islamabad airport on Mar 28.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had 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.