Pakistan will receive 100,000 coronavirus testing kits tonight, the NADMA chairman said Wednesday.
NDMA Chairman said so while briefing the media alongside PM Imran Khan in Islamabad, Pakistan.
He said of these 100,000 kits, around 35,000 would be provided to Sindh.
The announcement comes amid Pakistan’s struggle with the covid-19 pandemic. The country has 4,200 known cases of the coronavirus, while 60 people have died of it.
Punjab has been provided (PPEs) personal protective equipment for 18,000 healthcare professionals, Sindh for 15,000 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for 10,800, according to the NDMA chairman, Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal.
Balochistan has received 8,000 personal protective equipment, Gilgit-Baltistan 24,000, Islamabad 8,000 and Azad Jammu and Kashmir 13,000.
NDMA chairman said more protective equipment would be provided to hospitals in Punjab and Sindh over the next 3 days.
Lt Gen Mohammad Afzal said there was a shortage of ventilators in the international market, however, the number of ventilators was not currently an issue in Pakistan.