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PIA plane carrying 59 ventilators, surgical masks reaches Islamabad from China

PIA plane carrying 59 ventilators, surgical masks reaches Islamabad from China
April 11, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) special plane carrying 59 donated ventilators and personal protective equipment (PPE) reached Islamabad from Chengdu, China on Saturday. Speaking on the occasion, National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal said that equipment has been provided to all provinces to deal with coronavirus. “The Pak Army is extending all-out cooperation. The country has testing capacity for 75 days. We are increasing our testing capacity,” he added. Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul said that the government is making all-out efforts to protect its citizens from coronavirus. 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.