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Chinese doctors reach Pakistan for support in fight against COVID-19

Chinese doctors reach Pakistan for support in fight against COVID-19
April 24, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A team of Chinese doctors headed by Maj Gen Huang Qingzhen along with medical supplies and equipment arrived Pakistan by two special flights. According to a press release issued by the ISPR on Friday, the Chinese doctors who have expertise in treating infectious diseases shall support Pakistan’s efforts in fighting against COVID-19 situation for the coming two months. Chinese doctors, Pakistan, support, fight, COVID-19 Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza along with senior military officials welcomed the team. The Chinese support reaffirms that being ‘Iron Brothers’ and ‘All-Weather’ friends, Pakistan and China have always helped each other in the time of need. On March 28, a special Chinese plane carrying medical equipment and eight doctors landed at Islamabad airport. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi received the relief goods. The eight-member doctors team will remain in Pakistan for two weeks and advise health care specialists of Pakistan in the light of their experience and success in battling Covid-19. China's assistance to Pakistan so far includes 12,000 test kits, three million masks, 10,000 protective suits and US$4 million to construct an isolation hospital. In addition, China has also provided 50,000 masks each to Islamabad and Sindh.