KARACHI: The Sindh Branch of the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS), with the support of PRCS National Headquarters Islamabad, distributed 4,000 KN-95 masks in public sector hospitals of the Sindh Province, a statement said.
The statement released said that contributing to the government’s efforts to ensure the safety of doctors and frontline paramedics treating the COVID-19 patients at the government hospitals across the Sindh, the Pakistan Red Crescent Society has distributed N-95 masks.
In the first phase, the PRCS-Sindh Branch distributed 4000 KN95 masks out of 7000 donated by its National Headquarters. Initially, about 500 KN-95 masks were distributed to each hospital including the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, Dr Ruth K M Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, Karachi, Sindh Government Liyari General Hospital, Karachi, Sukkur Civil Hospital, Red Crescent General Hospital Sukkur, Red Crescent Hospital Khairpur, District Hospital Kotri, Liaquat University Hospital Hyderabad, Red Crescent Cardiac Hospital Hyderabad, and Red Crescent General Hospital Hyderabad.
Chairman, PRCS-Sindh, Mrs Shahnaz S Hamid, said that the PRCS teams have been working tirelessly to play a significant role in the ongoing national efforts to overcome the spread of the COVID-19 in the country through a robust synergized response. She urged the affluent people, philanthropists, and charities to rise to the occasion and contribute to the PRCS’s anti-corona efforts by donating facemasks and sanitizers. She hoped that through better institutional coordination and the strict adherence to the government’s safety protocols, the country would soon get rid of the deadly virus.