China will receive from Russia medicaments and pulmonary ventilation equipment to combat SARS

Medicaments, disinfectants and equipment for artificial ventilation of lungs to combat SARS /Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome/ are to be delivered from Russia to China.

A total of 30 tons of humanitarian aid will be sent by the Russian Emergencies Ministry's special flight. The Il-76 plane is due to start on Friday, at 19.30 Moscow time, the Ministry's information department has informed RIA Novosti.

The humanitarian aid will be delivered on the request of the Chinese government and by the order of the Russian government. In Beijing the aid will be passed over to the Chinese Health Ministry.

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