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NDMA starts supplying fifth consignment of PPE for doctors

NDMA starts supplying fifth consignment of PPE for doctors
May 10, 2020 04:17 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has started supplying fifth consignment of personal protective equipment for doctors to provinces. According to NDMA spokesperson, protective equipment has been dispatched to four hospitals of Balochistan. The equipment dispatched to Balochistan today includes three PCR testing machines, 20,000 testing kits, 20,000 surgical masks, 6,000 D-95 and 10,000 KN-95 masks, 14,000 protective suits, 16,000 pairs of gloves and 500 gowns. Additionally, 500 face shields, eight hundred protective glasses and eight thousand sanitizer bottles have also been sent to Balochistan. The spokesperson said the equipment of fifth consignment is being dispatched to other federating units as well. Earlier, the NDMA has provided $100,000 worth of protection kits to the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to safeguard its crew members operating special flights against the COVID-19. According to the details garnered, the protection kits provided to the national flag carrier included gowns, masks and goggles. The airline’s crew members operating special flights for repatriation of Pakistanis stranded in different countries due to suspension of international flights will use these kits to keep the deadly virus at bay. PIA chief executive office Air Marshal Arshad Malik expressed gratitude to the NDMA chairman over the provision of protective gear saying national institutions are busy in serving the country with complete unity. He said the donated kits will help keep the national flag carrier’s employees as well as flyers safe amid the pandemic.

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