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Corona telemedicine portal, App introduced

Corona Emergency Fund established for financial support, provision of ration to affected persons

​ Our Correspondent March 19, 2020
LAHORE: Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar inaugurated Pakistan’s first Corona Telemedicine Web Portal and Corona Mobile Application at the University of Health Science (UHS) to curb the spread of coronavirus on Wednesday.

A Corona Emergency Fund has also been established for financial support and provision of ration to affected persons, and on the very first day, more than Rs20 million has been added to it.

The Akhuwat Foundation has announced the provision of ration free of charge to people affected by the virus.  Sarwar said that under the Punjab Development Network, more than 40 NGOs will work to provide maximum facilities to corona patients.

The Young Doctors Association has also offered services of 150 doctors at the web portal.

To ensure their safety, people have been advised to stay home.

UHS Vice-Chancellor Dr Javed Akram, Justice (retd.) Tasaddaq Hussain Jilani, Akhuwat Foundation Chairman Dr Amjad Saqib, Director-General Rescue 1122 Rizwan Naseer, Mian Ahsan from Lahore Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), APTMA Patron-in-Chief Gohar Ejaz, Dr Somia Iqtedar, Young Doctors Association Punjab President Dr Salman Haseeb, Scottish Member Parliament and Sarwar Foundation’s President (International) Anas Sarwar and Chief of Islamic Aid Mahmoodul Hassan and others were also present on the occasion.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 19th, 2020.


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