US donates 100 more ventilators to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The United States (US) government donated 100 more ventilators to support Pakistan in its fight against coronavirus on Friday.

According to a National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) spokesperson, out of 100 donated ventilators, 27 were given to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 26 to Sindh, 23 to Punjab, 13 to Balochistan, six to AJK, and 5 were given to Gilgit Baltistan.

Earlier on July 3, the United States (US) had donated a shipment of 100 “brand-new, state-of-the-art” ventilators to support Pakistan in its fight against the pandemic.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul Jones handed over the US-made ventilators to Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal in a ceremony held in Islamabad.

Addressing the USAID ventilators handing over ceremony in Islamabad, the NDMA chairman had said that the government is upgrading hospitals across the country to facilitate Covid-19 patients. He further said that additional ventilators and beds were installed in the hospitals across the country.

US Ambassador to Pakistan Paul Jones said the United States stands with Pakistan in its fight against coronavirus. “These American-made ventilators will help Pakistani patients in the most acute need of medical care,” he said.

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