More medical supplies arrive from China


ISLAMABAD: Another special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from China carrying medical supplies regarding coronavirus pandemic arrived in Islamabad on Friday.
As per details, PIA’s flight no PK-8852 carrying masks, gloves, testing and safety kits for the doctors landed at the Islamabad airport from Beijing.
The flight was carrying two members of the staff, who were shifted to the quarantine centre by the Pakistani authorities.
The plane was disinfected upon landing at the airport and the medical supplies were received at the runway of the airport.
Last week, a Turkish plane carrying protective gears had reached Islamabad.
The plane was carrying 20,000 N-95 masks and 18500 safety gowns, for Pakistani doctors working in hospitals for treatment of corona-infected patients, reported Radio Pakistan.
Deputy Head of Mission of Turkish Consulate handed over the equipment to the Deputy Chairman of NDMA at the airport.
Earlier this month, a special plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) from China with medical supplies regarding coronavirus pandemic had reached Islamabad.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) donated to the Pakistani government a batch of medical supplies that include 20,000 surgical masks, 5,000 N95 masks, 300 protection gowns, 1,000 surgical gloves and 20 temperature check guns.
According to Gwadar Pro App, at a simple handover ceremony held in Peshawar, Lyu Yan, deputy general manager of Pakistan division of CRBC, said, “CRBC has been busy purchasing anti-pandemic medical supplies since the COVID-19 broke out in Pakistan.Overcoming difficulties, CRBC staff has finally sent the goods to Pakistan and donated them to the Pakistani government at the earliest time.”
Lyu added that, CRBC will work with the Pakistani people to tide over difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic as CRBC staff and the Pakistani people have shared a bond of brotherhood for decades. After attending the handover ceremony, Hassan Daud, CEO of Board of Investment and Trade of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, expressed thanks to China.–Agencies