Around 1,200 ventilators to be available in April: NDMA Chairman


Islamabad, 31 March 2020 – Mudasser Chudhary:

National Disaster Management Authority Chairman Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal says around 1,200 ventilators would be made available across the country during the month of April.

He was addressing a presser with Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Zafar Mirza and SAPM on National Security Moeed Yusuf in Islamabad.

He said the authority is importing ventilators and personal protection equipment (PPE) from China.

Muhammad Afzal said around 5,000 sets of PPE’s, ventilators and chemical used for fumigation would be received from China during the next month.

He said that 100 thermal walkthrough gates would be brought from Beijing in coming days. It will be helpful in ensuring better arrangements at the airports.