He said NDRMF had collaborated with the NDMA in procuring the medical equipment valuing up to $50 million from China. Afzal also said that the consignment arrived today included 15 x-ray machines, 159 ventilators, 200 thermal guns, 290,000 surgical masks, 15,000 protective gowns, 30,000 gloves 5,000 safety goggles and other personal protective equipment (PPE).
“Three to four more flights carrying mostly PPE and ventilators would arrive soon,” he added
Asian Development Bank (ADB) is funding around $105 million to the NDRMF for procuring more medical equipment. The World Bank would also give $60 million to Pakistan for the purpose.
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