By Monitoring Desk
ISLAMABAD : The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has handed over the Code 19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test to the Government of Pakistan.
Dr. Faisal Sultan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister for Health, received the test during a ceremony in Islamabad. Speaking on the occasion, he said that we are grateful to USAID for providing rapid test.
He added that the assistance from the United States reflects the deep friendly relations and bilateral cooperation between the two countries. On the occasion, USAID Mission Director Julie Quinn said that these early detection tests would help prevent the spread of Corona in Pakistan through surveillance and diagnosis of Corona.
Julie Quinn said that since the beginning of the Corona epidemic in 2020, the United States has been working to protect human lives and prevent the Corona epidemic in 120 countries around the world, including Pakistan. The aid provided by USAID is helping to provide emergency relief as well as strengthen the health system, help develop vaccines and improve public health and protect and facilitate health workers. Also helps.
In addition, the US government has allocated more than کروڑ 40 million for the rehabilitation of Corona patients in Pakistan under the Corona aid package, in addition to 200 ventilators, personal protective equipment for health workers, plus an oximeter. ۔
With this assistance, significant steps have been taken to save human lives across the country on an emergency basis and to address the Corona epidemic. USAID has provided G 2 billion to the GAVI COVAX Alliance to purchase the Corona vaccine and distribute it to low- and middle-income countries, and has pledged another ارب 2 billion in 2022 for the same purpose. Is.
This amount is known as CoVAX, which is being used to provide corona vaccine to the world’s most backward and vulnerable populations, while also providing frontline health workers with corona vaccination equipment. ۔ Pakistan has been provided 5.5 million doses of modern American vaccine under Kovacs.