US donates 36 vehicles to KP Government for infectious diseases monitoring and management

To improve the monitoring and management of infectious diseases, particularly Covid-19, the US government, via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), supplied 36 vehicles to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government’s health department.

Taimur Khan Jhagra, the KPK health minister, received the 36 automobiles from US ambassador to Pakistan Donald Blome.

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“We [the US] have cooperated with Pakistan for 75 years. Through disease monitoring activities, our nation is aiding the host people in tackling their public health challenges and will keep doing so, Ambassador Blome said during the ceremony.
The US has been actively assisting Pakistan in strengthening its capability to effectively combat COVID-19.

The US has provided 61 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine so far, and another 16 million pediatric doses have been announced and are anticipated to arrive soon.

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Since the beginning of the epidemic, the US government has given Pakistani citizens up to $ 70.4 million in direct assistance and $ 13.8 million in in-kind assistance to help them battle COVID-19, with a further $ 20 million planned to fund additional vaccine efforts in Pakistan.

In addition, the US supplied 200 ventilators to 64 hospitals in Pakistan, boosting that country’s ability to deliver respiratory care by 30%, and trained 400 medical professionals on how to use these ventilators.

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