Pakistan receives 2mn tonnes of medical supplies from China

Pakistan receives 2mn tonnes of medical supplies from China

Islamabad: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday notified its receipt of two million tonnes of medical supplies from China, a news source reported.

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As per the publication, a special PIA plane fetched the supplies to help Pakistan combat the COVID-19 infection. The medical supplies included 15 ventilators, 132,000 masks, 200 forehead thermometers, 11,000 protective clothes, and 21,000 COVID-19 detection kits.

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Last week, the Meteorological Construction Corporation (MCC)of China dispatched medical supplies weighing over 11,000 pounds to Quetta – brought by a C-130 aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) and included N95 masks, testing kits, medicines, and safety kits.

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Previously, five plans brought medical supplies to Pakistan from China with the last plane landing in Pakistan on March 29. A team of Chinese doctors also visited the country to collaborate with local health experts against coronavirus outbreak.

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