President asks PRCS to enhance outreach

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – July 8, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The president Arif Alvi asked Pakistan red crescent society (PRCS) to further increase its outreach, Tuesday, and provide medical help to people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

According to an official statement, he gave these directions during a presentation given by PRCS chairman Abrar-ul-Haq, in the federal capital.

He underlined the need for enhanced coordination among PRCS, national health services (NHS) ministry and national disaster management authority (NDMA) so as to effectively respond to COVID-19 pandemic.

PRCS chairman Haq highlighted the steps taken by his organisation with regard to the provision of food and health services to families affected by the COVID-19.

He informed that PRCS had supported 10,000 families by providing Rs. 16,000 to each.

“Similarly, food ration have been distributed among thousands of families, besides providing personal protective equipments (PPEs) to doctors and nurses,” PRCS chairman Haq added.

President Alvi lauded the efforts and contribution made by the PRCS for providing food rations and medical assistance to the people affected by COVID-19.

Meanwhile, according to an official statement, Telenor’s chief executive officer (CEO) Irfan Wahab presented a donation worth Rs. 61 million, Tuesday, to president Alvi in support of PRCS relief efforts against COVID-19.

Telenor CEO Wahab informed the president that Telenor had joined hands with PRCS to provide food ration packs to 4,500 poor families in 9 districts and PPEs to doctors and paramedics in 11 districts affected by the COVID-19.

President Alvi appreciated the contribution to help the poor families in support of PRCS relief efforts.

He said that the affluent section of society needed to support the relief efforts of the government and help the poor families affected by COVID-19 pandemic.

President Alvi said the pandemic had brought many economic and social challenges which could be met by the joint efforts of all segments of society.