USAID donates 1 million Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test kits to Pakistan

USAID donates 1 million Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test kits to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan obtained a consignment of 1 million COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test (Ag-RDT) kits, donated by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The donation was formally handed over to the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr Faisal Sultan throughout a ceremony in Islamabad.

Dr Sultan thanked  USAID for donating the Ag-RDT kits and mentioned that the hassle by the US displays “warm relations between the two countries.”

USAID Mission Director Julie Koenen in her tackle, mentioned that donated provides  would serve Pakistan’s wants of fast surveillance and analysis, in addition to limiting the unfold of coronavirus to the bottom attainable degree throughout the nation.

The US mobilized plane carrying the Ag-RDT kits has been despatched to Pakistan for serving to the nation with pressing analysis of the contagion because the nation continues to battle the harmful surge in instances.

Pakistan has thus far obtained the help of over $40 million, together with medical and technical tools on account of COVID-19 response help for the reason that pandemic hit the nation. 

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