FM Qureshi hails iron brother China for always standing by Pakistan, coronavirus medical aid


ISLAMABAD, Mar 28 (dna): Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yao Jing met
with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi along with other dignitaries
on Saturday at the tarmac of the Islamabad airport to welcome a fresh
Chinese consignment of coronavirus related medical equipment for

Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood, National Disaster Management Authority
(NDMA) Chairman Muhammad Afzal were among the dignitaries present.

A team of Chinese healthcare professionals also arrived in the airplane
along with the medical supplies to help the medical personnel of
Pakistan in tackling the global pandemic.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the occasion hailed China for
their help during arduous times, like they always have in the past.

Qureshi also expressed hope that Pakistan was trying to ratchet up its
testing mechanism for coronavirus to an extent where they could increase
the rate and amount of people tested to a considerable amount from what
it is now.

FM Qureshi also said that Pakistan was increasing the amount of
ventilators present across the country to deal with the patients
suffering from coronavirus.

Qureshi also said that Pakistan looks to utilize the Chinese health
professionals to the best of their abilities and would try to
disseminate their knowledge of the virus to the local medical staff.

The airplane carried over 10,000 test kits, 10,000 N95 masks,100,000
disposable medical masks,5,000 medical protective clothes, 5
ventilators, 11 defibrillator monitors and some 62,000 sets of drugs for
treating COVID-19.