UAE launches humanitarian campaign for sick women and children in Sindh

UAE 1 - The UAE launched the fifth phase of the Sheikh Zayed International Humanitarian Campaign for the treatment of children and women in the Kathor area of Sindh province on Monday. (UAE Embassy)
Updated 03 September 2019

UAE launches humanitarian campaign for sick women and children in Sindh

  • Seeks to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services to the patients
  • Includes field hospitals and mobile clinics in the Kathor area of the province

ISLAMABAD: The UAE kickstarted the fifth phase of the Sheikh Zayed International Humanitarian Campaign for the treatment of children and women in the Kathor area of the Sindh province, its embassy in Pakistan said in a statement released on Monday.
The initiative will also see doctors from the UAE participating in the program.




UAE 2 – As part of the initiative, doctors can be seen providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services to patients through field hospitals and mobile clinics in the Kathor area of the Sindh province on Monday. (UAE Embassy)

“The campaign aims to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive services to the patients through field hospital and mobile clinics,” the statement said, adding that the effort was part of the UAE-Pakistan Medical Volunteer program which aims to provide medical assistance to different areas and villages in Pakistan for a period of two years.
Several photos posted by the UAE Embassy on its Twitter account showed doctors in action at the mobile clinics.




UAE 3 – In one of the field hospitals, women doctors can be seen assisting patients in the Kathor area of the Sindh province on Monday. (UAE Embassy)

The UAE has carried out different humanitarian projects in Sindh and other parts of Pakistan in the past, too.
In February this year, it launched the Sheikha Fatima Humanitarian Campaign in Sindh to provide food parcels to 2,000 underprivileged families in the province.
According to the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Program, more than 407 million doses of the polio vaccine were administered to over 71 million Pakistani children under the age of five between 2014 and April 2019.


Pakistan says in touch with 150,000 nationals in virus-hit Italy

Updated 21 March 2020

Pakistan says in touch with 150,000 nationals in virus-hit Italy

  • Says diplomatic mission in Italy is in touch with the nationals, 2,000 of whom are students
  • Italy has so far reported more than 3,400 deaths, including one Pakistani

ISLAMABAD: Italy is home to about 150,000 Pakistani nationals, concentrated mostly in the the country’s north — Lombardy region with Milan as its capital, the Foreign Office (FO) said on Thursday.

 “Our Embassy in Rome and Consulate General in Milan are in constant contact with the Pakistani community,” FO spokesman Aisha Farooqui, said in an official handout.
The statement comes at a time when the death toll in Italy from the deadly virus has surpassed that of China.
“The Embassy as well as Consulate General had set up 24/7 help lines to provide services and information to the Community at the start of the outbreak.” Farooqui said.

Pakistani diplomats are also coordinating with education institutes across Italy where nearly 2,000 students from the South Asian country are currently enrolled, the statement read.

The death of first Pakistani national, Imtiaz Ahmed, from the contagion was also reported in Italy on March 11. With a population of 60 million, the European country has so far reported more than 3,400 deaths.

According to media reports, a visiting Chinese Red Cross team slammed Italy for not taking the quarantine requirements seriously, making it difficult for health authorities in the country to limit the spread of the virus.

Given that China has reportedly managed the viral outbreak, Italy has seemingly emerged as COVID-19’s new global epicenter.

Meanwhile, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Pakistan jumped beyond 440 on Thursday after a sharp spike in numbers in Sindh and Balochistan.