US donates 100 ventilators to Pakistan

By: News Desk      Published: 03:09 PM, 3 Jul, 2020
US donates 100 ventilators to Pakistan

Amid the rising number of the coronavirus cases and deaths, 100 ventilators reached Karachi as the United States dispatched the consignment to enable the country to fight the deadly virus in an effective manner.

“Made in America, 100 ventilators just arrived in Pakistan! These new ventilators will enable Pakistan to more effectively treat patients suffering from COVID-19 in hospitals across the country,” said the US embassy in a tweet.

In an attached press release, the embassy said the US government had donated a shipment of 100 brand-new state-of-the-art ventilators through the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in cooperation with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

“The ventilators arrived in Karachi on July 2 and will be deployed in hospitals across Pakistan.  This donation delivers on President Donald Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Pakistan’s urgent response to the pandemic.”

“Made in America, the ventilators are valued at about $3 million and reflect the latest in cutting-edge medical design and technology. They are compact, easily deployable, and will enable Pakistan to more effectively treat patients suffering from COVID-19.” It added. 

Ambassador Paul Jones remarked, “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.”

The press release also noted that US-Pakistan health partnership to fight coronavirus was helping to improve and expand laboratory testing, disease monitoring, case tracking, infection prevention and control, and patient care.

“The United States has contributed nearly $27 million in new funding so far to this vital partnership that is growing every day. We are also thankful for Pakistan’s contribution of medical supplies to help fight coronavirus in the United States,” the press release read.