Karishma Ali arranges more safety gears for DHQ hospital

CHITRAL: Karishma Ali, an international footballer and social activist from Karimabad valley, arranged more safety gears for doctors and paramedics of District Headquarters Hospital Chitral in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemics.

Karishma Ali handed over the kits to Dr Shamim, the medical superintendent of the hospital, in the presence her father former nazim Muhammad Ali on Monday.

On April 24, five days after the first confirmed COVID-19 patient was reported to the DHQ hospital, Ms Ali brought sets of safety kits to the hospital.    

The safety gears handed over to the MS on Monday included 100 personal protection equipment (PPE), 200 surgical masks, 100 gloves, 40 N95 masks, eight goggles and 12 face shields.

Speaking on the occasion, She said the pandemic has so far killed over 250,000 people around the world, including Pakistan, but people of Chitral were yet to realize the gravity of the situation.

She said non-seriousness about the issue by the people of Chitral was a matter of great concern for her.

Dr Shamim also expressed concern over the issue and said people were even not caring about social distancing which could become very dangerous for Chitral.

He thanked Ms Ali for arranging the much-needed safety gears for the doctors and paramedical staff of the hospitals dealing with the coronavirus patients.

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