CM Sindh thanks WHO for assistance in fight against COVID

KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah thanked the World Health Organization (WHO) for assistance provided through the fight against coronavirus and discussed the pandemic situation in the province with the WHO Country Representative for Pakistan Dr. Palitha Mahipala.

The chief minister said that his government had enhanced testing capacity from to 200 to 6600 per day and also establishing two separate hospitals of coronavirus Infectious Disease in Karachi with a capacity of 250 beds while similar health facilities would also be established in other divisional headquarters of the province.

The WHO country chief appreciated the efforts of the Sindh government in containing the virus and slowing its spread.

He urged the chief minister to take strict measures to force the people to adopt precautionary measures.

The chief minister thanked the WHO for supporting and guiding his government to fight against the coronavirus and further urged the WHO representative to impart training programme for the doctors, para-medicals staff and nurses dealing the COVID-19 cases.  

The meeting was also attended by Minister Health Dr Azra Pechuho, Dr Sara Khan of WHO and Principal Secretary to CM, Sajid Jamal Abro,