1 million Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test kits to Pakistan donated by USAID

1 million Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test kits to Pakistan donated by USAID
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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has donated 1 million COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Diagnostic Test kits to Pakistan.

During the ceremony in Islamabad, the donation was handed over to the Special Assistant of the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Faisal Sultan.

On receiving the USAID, Dr. Sultan thanked and said that this gesture by the US reflects “warm relations between the two countries.”

Julie Koenen, the USAID Mission Director expressed her views that the donated supplies would help Pakistan and would also limit the rapid spread of coronavirus within the country.

The US mobilized aircraft carrying the Ag-RDT kits has been sent to Pakistan for helping the country with an urgent diagnosis of the contagion as the country continues to battle the dangerous surge in cases.

Pakistan has so far received the aid of over $40 million, including medical and technical equipment on account of COVID-19 response assistance since the pandemic hit the country.

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