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The first batch of medical supplies from Hubei was sent to virus-hit Suifenhe, a border city in Heilongjiang Province, on Wednesday.
Guo Tao, vice head of the Department of Economy and Information Technology of Hubei Province, said that the supplies include 50,000 sets of protective clothing, 100,000 N95 face masks, 1 million surgical masks, 2 million disposable medical masks, 55 ventilators, 121 injection pumps, 300 medical air disinfectant machines and 100 ECG monitors.
Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus epidemic, provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China have responded by providing medical assistance, medical supplies and daily necessities to Hubei Province.
It is reported that since January 27, Heilongjiang Province has dispatched a total of 1,554 medical workers in 8 batches to Wuhan and Xiaogan. Heilongjiang also urgently mobilized 3,000 tons of rice, which effectively guaranteed the supply for the prevention and control of the epidemic in Hubei.
The provincial government announced that at present, prevention and control of the epidemic is heading in a positive direction in Hubei and has reached the goal for this phase. The province's medical supplies, medical equipment and drugs in need are guaranteed, changing from a serious shortage at the beginning of the epidemic to a tight balance and now to an abundant supply.
The Hubei government are paying close attention to the epidemic situation in provinces and cities that have helped Hubei fight the epidemic, and have given an assurance that while maintaining prevention and control of the epidemic in Hubei, they would provide assistance to other provinces and cities with serious epidemic conditions where possible.
(Compiled by Ryan Yaoran Yu and Elaine Yue Lin)