Pakistan to make virus safety kits, sanitiser locally

Chinese firm donates 15,000 protection suits to Pakistani doctors

By: News Desk      Published: 10:02 PM, 26 Mar, 2020
Pakistan to make virus safety kits, sanitiser locally
Challenge Group of Companies of China Managing Director Ms Yan Chen calls on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. NDMA Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Afzal and Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing were also present on the occasion.

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took some important decisions to contain the spread of coronavirus in the country.

As part of these efforts, the prime minister ordered manufacturing of a special safety dress for doctors, nurses and other related staff on an emergency basis and assigned this task to the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The prime minister said he is in touch with international companies as far as protective gear for healthcare professionals is concerned.

In this regard, he said, he had a meeting with a high-level delegation of a Chinese company named "Challenge Group of Companies of China". The company’s MD, Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing, NDMA Chairman Lieutenant-General Muhammad Afzal and Dr Shahbaz Gill were also present at the meeting.

On this occasion, the company donated 15,000 safety kits to Pakistan and offered Prime Minister Imran Khan to help Pakistan in making coronavirus protection kits. The company donated Pakistan 7,000 metres of cloth used to make coronavirus safety kits for healthcare professionals.

Now Wah Ordnance factory will make at least 25,000 corona safety masks every day and all arrangements in this regard have been completed. Also, Pakistan has completed the process of preparation of indigenous sanitiser under the supervision of the NDMA chairman. The NDMA has completed arrangements to make sanitiser and coronavirus safety kits locally.

The prime minister said that healthcare professionals are on the front line of the war against coronavirus; therefore, all their needs would be met. He said the government has a lot of respect for its doctors, nurses and other paramedical staff.

Gratitude to China

Prime Minister Imran Khan conveyed sincere gratitude to China for supporting Pakistan in helping contain COVID-19. The medical equipment provided by China will greatly strengthen Pakistan’s capacity, he added.

Chinese Ambassador Yao Jing called on Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday. Prime Minister reaffirmed Pakistan’s support and solidarity with the people of China in its fight against coronavirus.  Chinese Ambassador thanked the Prime Minister for Pakistan’s support and underlined that the Chinese government and leadership remained firmly committed to supporting Pakistan in combating COVID-19, as the highest priority.