Govt to import instruments to combat corona

By: News Desk      Published: 01:08 AM, 19 Mar, 2020
Govt to import instruments to combat corona

The government has decided to import medical instruments as part of its campaign against coronavirus, it is learnt reliably.

Islamabad will import test kits, ventilators and other tools from three states, including China – a country from where the novel virus launched attack, sources in NDMA said.

A total of 150,000 testing kits, more than 1,000 ventilators and scanners are being imported, the sources said, adding that the supply will be made in three phases.

They said 25,000 test kits and the first consignment of ventilators will arrive from China in two days while Continuous Positive Airway Pressure/Power (CPAP) are being imported for coronavirus-hit people.

Imported tools will be handed over to the provincial governments and the armed forces, the sources said.

They said Taftan, Khyber and Chaman borders will have good quality quarantine centres while isolation centers will be established in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in the ongoing week.

These centers will have separate rooms, washroom and dining point.