Karachi –Aspart of the on-going partnership with Pakistan’s National Disaster ManagementAuthority (NDMA), the United States Government, through the U.S. Agency forInternational Development (USAID), in cooperation with the Sindh HealthDepartment, has delivered 52 brand new ventilators to six hospitals as well asSindh Rescue and Medical Services facilities in the province to supportPakistan’s fight against COVID-19.
This contribution is part of the 200ventilators delivered to Pakistan by the United States, which were distributedthrough a partnership with the NDMA.
“As long-standing partners, theUnited States is proud to have supported Pakistan and the provincial governmentof Sindh in this united effort,” said Consul General Robert Silberstein. “Thesecompact and easily deployable ventilators will contribute to Pakistan’s overallresponse to the COVID-19 outbreak by increasing the capacity of Sindh HealthDepartment to provide advanced life support for critical patients.”
Consul General Silberstein participatedin the event virtually along with the Sindh Minister of Health and Population,Dr. Azra Pechuho, Secretary Dr. Kazim Jatoi and USAID Director for Sindh andBalochistan, James Parys.
In partnership with the Governmentof Pakistan health authorities, USAID sponsored training of doctors andparamedics to properly operate the equipment to help patients in need. Inaddition, this partnership is helping improve and expand laboratory testing,disease monitoring, case tracking, infection prevention and control, andpatient care across the country.
For moreinformation about USAID programs please visit: www.usaid.gov/Pakistan
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