Australia helping Pakistan secure medical equipment
Australian High Commissioner Dr Geoffrey Shaw, in a tweet posted on Tuesday, said, “Australia stands with our friend Pakistan in its fight against #COVID19.”
🇦🇺Australia stands with our friend🇵🇰 Pakistan in its fight against #COVID19. Through our longstanding partnership with the World Bank and @ADB_HQ, we are helping Pakistan buy essential medical equipment and increase vital detection of COVID-19. We’re all in this together. https://t.co/7z8JgxofIG— Dr Geoffrey Shaw (@AusHCPak) March 31, 2020
“Through our longstanding partnership with the World Bank and Asian Development Bank,” Shaw said, “we are helping Pakistan buy essential medical equipment and increase vital detection of COVID-19.”
“We’re all in this together,” he remarked, while replying to a tweet by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Minister Taimur Khan Jhagra.
The provincial minister had tweeted last week that the provincial government and the World Bank were together in the current crisis.
KP Health & World Bank are working together to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The MDTF supported ERKF project is financing the purchase of 120 ventilators & 210,000 masks for use in the province. More support from WB and others will follow.— Taimur Khan Jhagra (@Jhagra) March 26, 2020
We're in this together!
He said that the ERKF (Revitalisation of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and FATA) – a project funded by Multi-Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) – was financing the purchase of 120 ventilators and 210,000 masks. More support from the World Bank and others will follow, Jhagra added.