ISLAMABAD: A special plane from China carrying more medical supplies to help in the fight against coronavirus landed at Islamabad International Airport on Friday night.
According to a spokesperson of National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), 17 tons of medical supplies, including 30 X-ray machines, 110,000 N-95 masks, 20, 000 medical masks, 17,000 protective suits, 82 cartons surgical gown and other miscellaneous items arrived in the country via a special flight of Pakistan international Airlines (PIA) from Beijing.
The spokesperson informed that it was the fifth consignment of medical supplies arrived in Islamabad from China. He maintained that a team of NDMA received the medical supplies at the airport.
On April 27, a special plane from China carrying medical supplies arrived in Pakistan, according to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesman.
Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal and Chairman DRMF Nadeem Ahmed had received the protective equipment that included 15 x-ray machines, 119 ventilators, 200 thermal guns, and other materials.
Chairman NDMA said that more equipment will also arrive from China to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “Pakistan’s coronavirus testing capacity has reached 30 to 40 thousand per day,” he added.
On April 20, Pakistan had received another consignment of medical emergency relief items from China.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the medical supplies include PCR testing Kits, surgical masks, protective coverall suits, N95 masks, and ventilators.