WHO handed over medical supplies and water boats to NDMA for devastated and displaced Karachiites
WHO Country Representative applauded Government of Pakistan for comprehensive COVID response efforts
In Pakistan, every year flood brings death and devastation in some parts of the country. This time, Sindh has been most affected. Various cities in Sindh and especially Karachi is submerged. The situation in Karachi is not less than apocalypticfor karachiities who are already grappling with the effects of COVID-19
Many humanitarian organizations are stepping forward to help the government of Pakistan in this moment of distress and WHO is one of them which responded earliest. To accelerate relief and response activities, WHO has donated medical supplies and rescue water boats for the people of Karachi who are suffering from the great affliction.
On the Occasion of handing over, the WHO Country Representative, Dr Palitha Mahipala remarked: “Pakistanis are resilient and they have faced every challenge courageously. Pakistan’s Corona response story is a success story which is being appreciated all over the globe. We at WHO are standing with Government and people of Karachi and we will provide full assistance in this overwhelming situation caused by floods.” He also applauded the efforts of Government of Pakistan for a comprehensive and unified response to COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO has donated worth 21 Million of supplies which included25 emergency health kits containing medicines for 75,000people for 1 month to meet different health needs in humanitarian emergencies and disasters. Two hundred and fifty thousand (250,000) aqua tablets are also included. Flood rescue water boats are also part of donation which will help in scaling up relief effort in flood-affected areas and mitigate the impact of the flood.
Certainly, WHO persistent efforts to support the government of Pakistan in managing disasters are laudable. The charismatic leadership of WHO works round the clock to expand and strengthen response activities in Pakistan. WHO has stood shoulder to shoulder with the government during Corona Preparedness and Response activities. Due to the relentlesssupport of WHO, the government has been able to articulate confidence in the wake of Covid-19 and implement Corona response plan effectively.