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COVID-19: Christian Community pay tribute to Pakistan’s Paramedical Staff


The Government of Pakistan has extended salutations to the doctors, nurses and paramedics who are engaged in providing treatment to coronavirus patients. As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased to 1,331, leaving 9 deaths on Friday after more people tested positive in Pakistan.

Police, Rangers including Catholic citizens of Pakistan all over Pakistan has shown respect to Paramedical staff for their efforts in providing medical treatment to the patients in this time of probationary.

The Chief Minister Punjab, Sardar Usman Buzdar has also announced that the Punjab government will pay one additional salary to doctors and paramedics engage as a special risk allowance.

Inspector General Police (IGP) Aamir Zulfiqar Khan along with police officers in Islamabad, the federal capital city of Pakistan, have started saluting Doctors and other people related to medical, as they head to the isolation wards for their shifts.Mr. Aamir in a statement, said, that he pay tribute to the medical and paramedical staff of the federal capital, as well as the police personnel who are risking their lives to protect the people.

Very Rev. Fr. Saleh Diego, (Vicar General, Director of National Commission for Justice and Peace and member of National Commission for Inter-Religious Dialogue of the Archdiocese of Karachi, said, that doctors and paramedics have proved themselves like angels of the nation by serving the sick unitedly, leaving their families and loved ones and staying day and night at the services of the patients of Coronavirus, in the hospitals. They are the frontline fighters being ‘heroes of the nation,’ fighting the war against Covid-19, their services will be written in the history of human.  

Rev. Fr. Ashir Ifitikhar, the Parish Priest of St. Michael Parish of the Archdiocese of Karachi, along with Christian community all over Pakistan has paid tribute and respect to them while hosting White flag on the roof and singing national hymns and song, on media.

He said, that we all respect and salute all the paramedical staff of the world, in honor of their services and sacrifices they are giving to save the lives of their citizens admitted and struggling with their lives.

We pray for them all, he said, and give them in the hands of the Lord, that he may protect them and help them as they are serving the humanity, their services will never be forgotten and we recognize them as our real Heroes, he added.

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