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Swiss envoy praises role of frontline healthcare providers against COVID-19

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Healthcare services through well planned and synchronized directions by the Government of Pakistan have played an efficient role in straightening the curve of COVID-19 related morbidity and mortality, The frontline healthcare providers have delivered their best in alleviating the sufferings of patients, infected with coronavirus, This was stated by His Excellency Mr. Benedict de Cerjat, the Honourable Ambassador of Switzerland to Pakistan who eulogized the professional work of frontline healthcare providers fighting with the pandemic.

The Ambassador handed over about 2000 high quality personal protective/ hazmat suits to the administration of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, Islamabad in a simple yet graceful ceremony held at the Swiss embassy Tuesday morning.

Dr. Minhaj us Siraj, Joint Executive Director, PIMS thanked His excellency, The Ambassador for this noble gesture. While receiving the valuable gift, Dr. Siraj remarked that it is an extremely valuable contribution for keeping our healthcare workers safe from the deadly infection of COVID-19.

The PPEs have been delivered at a very appropriate time when the tertiary care hospitals of the capital, especially PIMS is gearing up to restore its outdoor services for the general public, in the coming weeks.These services were withheld in the wake of spread of COVID-19 since 4 months.

The Healthcare providers especially those working in outdoors of the hospital services will be better covered and protected while wearing the high quality disposable suits. The Honourable Ambassador also expressed keen interest in the Health System of Pakistan and the referral system modified in the wake of current pandemic.

He was informed that this year no case of Dengue fever has yet been reported at the hospitals because of improved hygiene status of the community and lesser commercial activities due to smart lockdowns. 

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