ISLAMABAD: United States has announced to contribute $6 million to strengthen Pakistan’s response by training healthcare workers treating coronavirus-affected patients.
US Ambassador Paul Jones said in a statement issued by the US Embassy in Islamabad while wishing Happy Eid to the people of Pakistan. The ambassador said the United States is also providing a fourth mobile lab to test and treat Pakistanis living in virus hotspots.
“I would like to congratulate Pakistanis on the completion of Ramazan – on behalf of all of us at the U.S. Mission to Pakistan,” he said. “We admire those who fasted and helped others during Ramazan, while looking forward to the joyous celebration of Eid,” said Ambassador Jones.
The US government has now committed a total of $21 million since it declared Pakistan a priority country for coronavirus response. The ambassador also thanked Pakistan for its recent delivery of medical supplies to the United States as a gesture of friendship and partnership between the two countries.