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Sichuan Normal University (SNU) of China sends 7,000 masks to Karachi University

  • April 7, 2020
Sichuan Normal University (SNU) of China sends 7,000 masks to Karachi University
Image caption Sichuan Normal University (SNU) of China sends 7,000 masks to Karachi University

KARACHI – The University of Karachi (KU) on Monday received as many as 7,000 surgical facemasks, including over fifty N95 masks from the Sichuan Normal University (SNU) of China. These masks were handed over by the Director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Karachi (CIUK) Professor Zhang Xiaoping to the KU clinic. KU Vice Chancellor (VC) Professor Dr Khalid Mahmood Iraqi, Registrar Professor Dr Saleem Shahzad, Pakistani Director (CIUK) Professor Dr Muhammad Nasiruddin Khan, Senior Medical Officer KU Clinic Dr Syed Abid Hasan and others were also present on the occasion.

Speaking at the ceremony held here to hand over the masks, Professor Zhang Xiaoping said that Pakistan and China had been good friends for many years now, adding the Chinese got lot of support from Pakistanis when the coronavirus outbreak hit China.

“KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi and the CIUK Professor Dr Muhammad Nasiruddin Khan and others recorded video messages and prayed for the early recovery of affected persons,” he added.

He said that now as Pakistan was also facing serious situation due to Covid19, the Chinese government and people are very much concerned and willing to support Pakistanis. “SNU which is the hosting university of the Confucius Institute has decided to provide durable facemasks to the teaching and non-teaching staff of the KU,” he added. Meanwhile, the KU VC Professor Dr Khalid Iraqi said that the university administration was very grateful to the SNU for its goodwill gesture. He observed that Pak-China friendship was getting stronger and deeper with the passage of time and such a difficult time is bringing them closer to each other. He acknowledged that China soon after controlling the situation in Wuhan and other affected areas came forward to support and help Pakistan against the Covid19.

He also appreciated the role and services of the staff of the varsity’s Clinic and said the whole staff was available round the clock to facilitate the teachers and non-teaching staff. Furthermore, the KU Registrar Professor Dr Saleem Shahzad expressed that Sichuan Normal University has sent the gift to help the KU staff and believes that these masks will help against the disease at this difficult moment.

The Pakistani Director CIUK Professor Dr Nasiruddin Khan and the KU SMO Dr Syed Abid also thanked the SNU for providing surgical and N95 masks. Dr Abid said that Alkidmat has also provided three doctor’s suits, hand sanitizers, surgical facemasks, and gloves to the KU Clinic on another day.

BEIJING, Apr 6 (APP):A Chinese pharmaceutical company has donated Traditional Chinese Medicines (TCM) to a hospital in Karachi to help Pakistan’s health authorities in their efforts to prevent and control of Covid-19 pandemic.

Hunan Anbang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd (Anbang) has delivered 600 boxes of traditional Chinese medicine to a mobile cabin hospital in Karachi to combat the Covid-19, according to a report of China Economic Net (CEN).

At the handing over ceremony held recently, Anbang official introduced that the donated medicine, Yinhuang Qingfei capsule, has been listed as a recommended TCM in the treatment plan for the Covid-19 by the provincial TCM regulator in Hunan, China.

This capsule is effective for patients infected with the novel coronavirus, according to Anbang’s Chairman Chen Feibao. What’s more, this capsule, the first ever traditional Chinese medicine for bronchitis, passed the clinical trial in Pakistan in 2019 and proved effective for Pakistani patients.

Anbang’s first batch of donation 1,500 boxes of Yinhuang Qingfei capsule to Pakistan, were sent from China’s Changsha city.

When asked about the reason of donations to Pakistan, Chen said, Anbang, as a pharmaceutical company, has a bounden duty to fight against the virus with Pakistan, who mobilized the whole nation to provide assistance to China, soon after the epidemic’s breakout.

Besides the donation to the cabin hospital, Anbang also donated 100 and 300 boxes of Yinhuang Qingfei capsule to the Union of Overseas Chinese in Karachi and the Air Security Force in the city’s airport respectively.

According to Anbang, they will send the second batch of medicines to help Pakistan combat the deadly disease soon.


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