WHO hands over 3 ambulances, 1 double cabin, 20 bikes to MCI’s health directorate

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Zubair Qureshi

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Head in Pakistan Dr Palitha Mahipala handed over ambulances and motorbikes to the Directorate of Health Services, Metropolitan Corporation of Islamabad (MCI) for performance of various tasks during a ceremony here Sunday.

Three ambulances, one double cabin and 20 motorbikes were handed over to the Directorate of Health, MCI through Minister for Interior Sheikh Rashid Ahmed who was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Sheikh Rashid Ahmed inspected the WHO-given vehicles and thanked the Country Director for the generous gift.

This will go a long way in helping the Health Directorate perform various tasks, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Sh Rashid said, health was a priority sector with the Government of Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan had devoted his best time and resources for health sector starting from Shaukat Khanam Hospital to reforming the entire Health Sector in the Pakistan.

Islamabad being the capital is the most important city and I am pleased that Directorate of Health Services despite meager resources had produced excellent results in Dengue, Polio and Covid-19 controls.

WHOs assistance will be of immense impotence at this crucial time of Coronavirus epidemic, he said.

Director General Health Dr Hasan Orooj expressed gratitude to the WHO leadership for the much-needed and timely assistance as the city’s health directorate was performing multiple and diverse services in the urban and rural areas.

This will tremendously help the Health Directorate in smoothly conducting technical activities, medical services, campaigns and surveys, said Dr Hasan Orooj.

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