When the COVID-19 pandemic hit District Chitral, people from everywhere rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital Chitral (DHQ), due to the lack of equipment in Rural Health Centers and Basic Health Units.
The outbreak of COVID-19 in Pakistan severely damaged the Health System in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Hospitals in the border region face multiple challenges due to lack of facilities and insufficient equipment and limited staff at the DHQ.
Due to the high number of patients, the staff faced several problems, specifically the shortage of oxygen supply.
Through the pooling of savings from several projects, PATRIP was able to support SRSP’s query to provide COVID-19 equipment for the KPK Health Department.
The total worth of the support provided to the Government and for the work in Chitral is EUR 97,000, including 2,016 PCR-RT Testing Kits, 2,010 Universal Transport Media and Medical Equipment.
This way, COVID-19 patients could be treated properly and according to their medical condition. Especially equipping DHQ with portable ECG machines, Hospital beds and Oxygen cylinders helps for a better treatment.
According to July 2021 statistics by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC), 47,015 tests for coronavirus were conducted across the country in the last 24 hours, of which 1,808 people tested positive. The NCOC was formed in April 2020 on the orders of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to analyze and process information received from all provinces, and is the principal body governing the policies and implementation of the national COVID-19 effort of Pakistan.
According to the official portal, the country’s positivity rate stands at 3.84%.
SRSP, with support of PATRIP Foundation, cotinues to contribute to regional stability and creating better medical care in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan.