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US donates $7.5m medical oxygen supplies to Pakistan for COVID patients

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The United States government, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), has donated $7.5 million worth of medical oxygen supplies to the Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination.

The support will also provide training to 163 hospitals throughout Pakistan to increase their capability to treat patients suffering from severe COVID-19 and other lung conditions, said a US Embassy press release on Wednesday. This US government support was received by Federal Health Minister Abdul Qadir Patel in a ceremony here at the Ministry of National Health Services.

Abdul Qadir Patel, in his remarks, said, “We are thankful to the US government for their continued support during COVID-19 and especially during the recent floods.” The efforts reflected the strong bilateral relations between the two countries, he added.

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