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Saudi Arabian Oxygen Plants have Arrived in Pakistan

22nd August 2021.

According to federal health officials, Pakistan got eight oxygen plants from Saudi Arabia. On Friday, eight oxygen plants from a Chartered aircraft from Saudi Arabia arrived at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. He further stated that these plants will be placed in rural parts of Northern Pakistan, where there are limited primary and secondary health care services.

According to reports, a National Health Services, Regulations, and Coordination (NHSR&C) official stated that every one of those plants is capable of sustaining roughly 50 oxygen beds and providing necessary health services. These plants have been received to treat and assist various covid-19 sufferers in various regions of the nation.

Saudi Arabia has approved a total of 18 oxygen plants for Pakistan. Eight of these plants have made their way to Pakistan. Ten more will be arriving in the following days. The Global Fund has guaranteed the delivery of 36 additional medicinal oxygen plants to Pakistan, according to the official. He stated that these plants would soon arrive in Pakistan and will be utilized to treat covid-19 patients at the District Headquarter (DHQ) hospital in the country.

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The NHS official further said that strategies and plans are being made to utilize and install these plants in such regions where there are issues regarding health care facilities. He also mentioned this task to be a difficult one. He mentioned that all the directors of health-related institutions from provinces are there to work for this cause.

Along with the 54 oxygen beds given by Saudi Arabia and the Global Fund, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is also trying to acquire similar oxygen plants within the limits of its resources to aid various health sectors in different provinces and tehsils. These plants can help the country’s governmental and private sectors.

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