Saturday, February 4, 2023

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO provides necessary assistance to Pakistan

Coronavirus outbreak: WHO provides necessary assistance to Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – World Health Organization (WHO) has provided necessary assistance to Pakistan to prevent deadly coronavirus outbreak in the country. The assistance includes technical guidance, tools for screening along with laboratory support and management of noval coronavirus cases at federal and provincial levels. According to WHO, it has also provided Infrared thermo guns which measure temperature without touching the person to identify suspected cases of coronavirus. WHO Representative in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala said the organization is committed to continuously support the government in responding to this public health emergency of international concern. A day earlier, Special Assistant on National Health Dr Zafar Mirza said that Pakistan has now capability of diagnosing Coronarivus. In his tweet on Sunday, the special assistant said, “Alhamdolilah, as of today we have now capability of diagnosing coronarivus in Pakistan. He also applauded the National Institute of Health (NIH) leadership and team for their hard work in securing the reagent for diagnosing. “Alhamdolilah, as of today we have now capability of diagnosing #Coronarivus in Pakistan. I want to applaud our NIH leadership and team for their hard work in securing the reagent for diagnosing,” he tweeted. In another tweet, Dr Zafar Mirza assured the families of Pakistani students in China that the government is working very hard to ensure their safety and wellbeing. “And we are very closely monitoring the situation,” he added. “To the families of the Pakistani students in China: we fully understand your anxiety. Rest assured that we are working very hard to ensure their safety & wellbeing. And we are very closely monitoring the situation,” he tweeted.