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Chinese FM vows all-out help as doctors leave Pakistan

April 17, 2020 12:31 PM


Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday maintained that the situation in Pakistan is in the hearts and minds of the Chinese people and Beijing will continue to do all it can to support Pakistan amid Covid-19 pandemic.

In a tweet, he said China will help Pakistan defeat this pandemic.

https://twitter.com/CathayPak/status/1251006587227029506 

The Chinese Foreign Minister’s statement as a team of Chinese doctors which came to Pakistan two weeks ago to train Pakistani doctors and staff will return to their country Friday.

According to a statement of National Command and Operation Centre issued in Islamabad, the Chinese doctors team will leave for China Friday after sharing their expertise and meeting various government officials and visiting various areas to help Pakistan fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The team was on a two-week-long visit of Pakistan during which it provided timely and valuable assistance to deal, overcome and mitigate Covid-19 challenges.

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Pakistan-China relationship has proved test of time once again during critical timing once the world was facing Covid-19 catastrophe. China not only looked after Pakistani students in Wuhan but also provided necessary medical assistance on emergency basis for containment of the COVID-19.

A team of Chinese experts (doctors) visited Pakistan to share their experiences of fighting Covid-19 in China. The team met doctors, government and health officials in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore.

China provided  critical medical supplies including 529,924 N95 Masks, 33,744 protective suits/cover all, testing kits 10,000, 15,58,379 medical masks, 36 ventilators, 180 thermometers, 100 thermal scanners, 24,900 gloves, 59,376 goggles, 10,000 litres sanitisers and 1,442 kg non-woven fabric for making protective suits.

For Gilgit-Baltistan, special effort was made and medical supplies sent to GB at Khunjrab included five ventilators, 200,000 facemasks, 2,000 N95 masks, 2,000 testing kits, 2,000 protective suits. Pakistan Army helicopters were used to fly these supplies to various parts of Gilgit Baltistan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOavNaBX4NU


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