Vowing humanitarian assistance, UNICEF to provide Personal Protective Equipment worth over $ 14m to Pakistan
Since the onset of the outbreak, UNICEF has supported Pakistan’s response to COVID-19
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is set to provide Personal Protective Equipment worth over fourteen million dollars to Pakistan to help contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
According to the document of the UNICEF, PPEs worth two million dollars have already been delivered and a total of 168 test kits with a total value of over two million dollars funded from World Bank are expected to arrive in Pakistan soon.
The surgical masks, N95 masks, gloves, goggles, coveralls, surgical gowns, disposable shoe covers, disposable caps, disposable gowns and face shields were distributed to staff at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Polyclinic, National Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Federal Government Hospital and Capital Development Authority Hospital. More will be distributed to staff working in Track, Trace and Quarantine teams across Islamabad in the coming days.
Since the onset of the outbreak, UNICEF has supported Pakistan’s response to COVID-19. This includes raising awareness on the risks associated with COVID-19 and how people can best protect themselves from being infected and transmitting the disease; supporting infection prevention and control in health care facilities and communities; providing psychosocial support and online education; and providing and coordinating procurement services to ensure the availability of vaccines and devices.