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NDMA gives another consignment of protective equipment to KP hospitals

ISLAMABAD: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Tuesday provided the fourth consignment of protective equipment for the hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP).
According to a statement issued by NDMA spokesperson, the protective equipment was being supplied nationwide while the fourth consignments of protective equipment were dispatched to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa today.
The equipment supplied today includes 126,000 surgical masks, 5,200 N-95 masks, 23,700 protective gears, 7,200 pair of gloves, 4,236 pair of shoes, 5,447 surgical caps, 2,627 face shields, 1,034 protective goggles, 5,200 sanitizer bottles and 1,720 doctors’ gowns.
The statement further said that 2000 Bio Hazard suits, 500 body bags and 50 safety boxes were also included in the consignment. The medical equipment for rest of the provinces would be provided within the next 24 hours.
On April 20, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) had delivered a 3rd consignment of additional Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to a spokesperson for the NDMA, the consignment included 1,50,000 surgical masks, 4171 N-95 masks, 30000 protective gears, 13700 surgical gloves and 400 shoes to be used in intensive care units of hospitals.
It also contained 21487 surgical caps, 16322 shoe covers, 4500 bio hazard and other essential medicines.
The confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan have surged past 14,079 after 751 new cases were reported from different parts of the country.
According to the health officials, the country has reported 301 deaths. So far, 3,233 patients have recovered from coronavirus across the country.
After a sharp increase in the cases, the number of patients swelled to 5,640 in Punjab, the most affected region in Pakistan. The confirmed cases have surged to 1,984 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Sindh reported fresh cases of the coronavirus in the province taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 4,956. As many as 269 people have recovered from the infection.
There are 61 cases in Azad Jammu and Kashmir while 23 patients have recovered. Total 261 cases were reported in Islamabad while around 20 patients have recovered so far.
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