Chinese doctors leave today after sharing expertise with Pakistan to help fight COVID-19

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ISLAMABAD, APR 17 /DNA/ – Chinese doctors  teams will leave for China today after sharing their expertise and meeting various Govt officials & visiting various areas to help Pakistan fighting pandemic.

The team was on a two weeks long visit to pakistan and provided timely and valuable assistance during this time to deal, overcome and mitigate COVID19 challenges

Pakistan – China  relationship has proved test of time once again during critical timings once world was facing Covid-19 challenges.

China not only looked after Pakistani students in Wuhan but also provided necessary medical assistance on emergency basis for containment of COVID-19

A team of  Chinese experts ( Doctors) visited Pakistan to share their experiences of recently fighting covid19  in China. The team met doctors, Govt & health officials in Islamabad, Rawalpindi & Karachi, Lahore.

China provided  critical medical supplies including 529924 N95 Masks, 33744 Protective suits  / cover all, testing kits 10000, 1558379 medical masks , 36 ventilators , 180 thermometer, 100 thermal scanners, 24900 gloves, 59376 googles, 10000 litres sanitisers and 1442 kg non woven fabric for making protective suits.

For GB, special effort was made and medical supplies sent to GB at Khunjrab included 5 ventilators, 200000 face mask, 2000 N95 masks, 2000 testing kits, 2000 protective suits. Pakistan Army helicopters were flown to get these to various parts of GB.

*National command & Operation Centre*

COVID-19 Update 17 April till 0830

Total Active COVID CASES in Pakistan 5,125 (497 last 24 hours)

A total of 7,025 cases detected so far (AJK 46, Balochistan 303, GB 245, ICT 154, KP 993, Punjab 3276, Sindh 2008)

1765 recovered.

135 deaths (11 last 24 hours)

Sindh: 45

Punjab: 36

KP: 45

ICT: 1

Balochistan: 5

GB: 3

44 patients are critical

84,704 tests conducted (6,264 last 24 hours)

Local transmission is 59% and foreign travel 41%

588 hospitals with covid facilities with 1361 patients admitted across the country 546 quarantine facilities with 21,047 people housed in them.=DNA

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