US donates 1m Covid-19 Antigen rapid diagnostic tests

Zubair Qureshi

The United States, through the US Agency for International Development, mobilized an airlift of Covid-19 Antigen rapid diagnostic tests that arrived in Pakistan to help efficient diagnosis of Covid-19.

The donation was formally received by Special Assistant to Prime Minister for Health Dr Faisal Sultan.

In his remarks on the occasion, Dr. Sultan said, “We are thankful to the USAID for donating these rapid antigen tests”. He also recalled that this effort is a reflection of the warm relations between the two countries.

The USAID Mission Director, Julie Koenen said, “These RDTs will serve Pakistan needs of quick surveillance, diagnosis and keeping spread of Covid-19 to the lowest levels.”

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