The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), in cooperation with Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority, has donated a shipment of 100 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to support Pakistan in its fight against COVID-19. The ventilators arrived in Karachi on July 2 and will be deployed in hospitals across Pakistan. This donation delivers on President Donald Trump’s generous offer of these critically needed supplies and supports Pakistan’s urgent response to the pandemic.
Made in America, the ventilators are valued at about $3 million and reflect the latest in cutting-edge medical design and technology. They are compact, easily deployable, and will enable Pakistan to more effectively treat patients suffering from COVID-19.
Ambassador Paul Jones remarked, “The United States stands with Pakistan in its fight against coronavirus. These American-made ventilators will help Pakistani patients in the most acute need of medical care.”
The U.S.-Pakistan health partnership to fight coronavirus is helping to improve and expand laboratory testing, disease monitoring, case tracking, infection prevention and control, and patient care. The United States has contributed nearly $27 million in new funding so far to this vital partnership that is growing every day. We are also thankful for Pakistan’s contribution of medical supplies to help fight coronavirus in the United States.
For more information about the United States’ response to COVID-19, please visit: https://www.usaid.gov/coronavirus-covid-19. For pictures of the delivery, please click here.