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    March 26, 2020

    Thar Foundation hospital converted into isolation centre in Thar

    ISLAMKOT – Thursday, March 26, 2020: Taking preventive measures to combating Coronavirus pandemic, Thar Foundation has dedicated its hospital and converted into a 9-Room Isolation Center in Islamkot.

    Thar Foundation, a CSR arm of the Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) on Thursday handed over the Isolation Center to the health department, government of Sindh with required facilities. The medical facility of Islamkot has been established in the center of district Tharparkar so that any Coronavirus suspect cases may be isolated with utmost care.

    The facility has 9 isolation rooms with all basic facilities of installed sanitizer machines, washbasin, necessary utensils, medical supplies, personal hygiene kits, while the isolation center has been equipped with medical supplies, medicines, disposal safety kits, N-95 and Surgical Masks, oxygen cylinders, standby generators and all necessary digital equipment.

    The Isolation center facility was visited by Pak Army brigade command and district administration officials and thanked to Thar Foundation for extending the great support in testing times. Different groups of media practitioners also visited the facility.

    Thar Foundation Manager Mohsin Babbar briefed the delegation about the center and facilities provided. He said, Engro Corporation is a valued partner of Government of Sindh and ready to support its endeavor in fight against the deadly Coronavirus pandemic.

    He said, they would continue to support district administration and health department, government of Sindh further and all other medical supplies will be ensured for the Isolation center.

    Brig Salman of Pak Army was of the view that he was happy to see the coordinated effort put in place by the district administration and the facility dedicated by Thar Foundation and Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC).

    “Pak Army and other law enforcement agencies are in full support of civil administration and there is no question that we will win over this pandemic by all means through well-coordinated joint effort,” he said.

    Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar, Dr Shahzad Thaheem said that all stakeholders of the district are one page in fight against deadly Corona virus and helping the centralized task force.

    He said, Govt of Sindh is providing all support in this connection and streamlining medical supplies. People of Tharparkar, he added, the most has cooperated to voluntarily lockdown themselves in towns and even in rural settlements.

    The delegation who visited the Thar Foundation Isolation Center was included Col Khaliq of Pakistan Army, Additional District Health Officer, Dr. Gordhan, Medical Superintendent Rural Health Center Islamkot,
    Dr. Ghulam Nabi Shah Jeelani, Assistant Commissioner Islamkot Naheed Mirani, Fayyaz Shaikh of Thar Foundation, Town Chairman Islamkot Kamlesh Kumar, and Mukhtiarkar Islamkot, Ghaffar Lakhair.


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