PRCS, AJK govt launch corona free Kashmir initiative

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Staff Reporter

Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in collaboration with Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Department of Health has launched “Corona Free Kashmir” initiative under which the AJK people will be vaccinated through mobile vaccination units in different districts of the state.

The campaign was launched after an inaugural ceremony held at Kashmir House Islamabad on Friday.

The ceremony was attended by President AJK Sardar Masood Khan, Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Society Abrar-ul-Haq, Chairman PRCS AJK, Ejaz Raza, Secretary-General PRCS, Dr Adeel Nawaz, officials of AJK Health Department, Healthcare workers and PRCS volunteers.

Under the initiative, in the first phase vaccination mobile units, have been established in Muzaffarabad and Mirpur.

The AJK will provide doctors and paramedics while PRCS will deploy its ambulances and volunteers for the mass vaccination under this important initiative.

Speaking on the occasion, AJK President Sardar Masood Khan while lauding the efforts of PRCS in combating coronavirus pandemic said that the swift action taken by national society played a key role in preventing the spread of coronavirus in AJK and other parts of Pakistan.

He said PRCS’s AJK Chapter and its dedicated team of volunteers have also played a key role in containing the spread of the virus by distributing PPEs among the healthcare workers, providing food and non-food items to the deserving people and creating awareness among the masses about the pandemic.

“The PRCS has always been in the forefront to help the vulnerable communities in AJK”, he added.

Sardar Masood also paid tributes to philanthropists for helping the affected people and the government in coping with the challenge. The government, he said, was also helping the affected from its own resources.

Appreciating the passion and enthusiasm of Chairman PRCS, Abrar ul Haq, the AJK President said that his vast experience as a social entrepreneur has helped the PRCS raise its profile and will give further impetus to the organizations.

He expressed his deep gratitude to Abrar-ul-Haq for choosing AJK for the mass vaccination campaign and assured full support to him and his organization in this regard.

Chairman PRCS Abrarul Haq has said his organization has expanded its recently launched campaign for door-to-door and mobile vaccination against the covid-19 in order to contain the spread of the virus in the country.

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