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Pakistan hoping to conduct 40,000 tests daily

Pakistan hoping to conduct 40,000 tests daily

Saad Ali Rana
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National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Chairman Lieutenant General Mohammad Afzal on Monday said that Pakistan would soon attain the capacity to conduct 40,000 tests for the coronavirus per day, reports The Express Tribune.

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).

More medicial equipment on the way

“Three to four more flights carrying mostly PPE and ventilators would arrive soon,” he added

The Express Tribune

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.

Also read: How well has Pakistan fared in the lockdown?

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