Lahore : Philanthropists who spend their wealth generously for the welfare of humanity doing a great service to the mankind and are the proud of our society. Corporate Sector is also fulfilling its social responsibilities and helping a lot for COVID19 patients.
It was stated by the Chairman Board of Management (BOM), Institute of Public Health(IPH) and former Governor Punjab, Lt. Gen.( R) Khalid Maqbool while addressing a ceremony to acknowledge the contribution of donors for providing funds and equipment to establish Bio-Safety Level 3 Lab at IPH for Corona tests, here today.
Gen. Khalid Maqbool distributed appreciation shields amongst the representatives of World Health Organization (WHO), Allied Bank, Faisal Bank, Islamic Bank and FINCA Bank. He thanked the philanthropists and appreciated their spirit of humanitarian service.
Khalid Maqbool further said that there is no shortage of philanthropists in Pakistan at individual level as well as corporate sector. When ever the nation needed their help in any natural calamity or epidemic rich and wealthy people and financial sector come forward and donated a lot.
He said that like other countries, Pakistan is also badly hit by the epidemic of COVID19 . Khalid Maqbool said that Prime Minister of Pakistan endeavouring hard to safeguard the poor in this crucial time and the general public and business community has donated generously in the Prime Minister CORONA Funds.
On this occasion , Dean IPH Prof. Dr. Zarfishan Tahir said that Institute of Public Health is rendering services to control and provide diagnostic facilities to COVID 19 patients and following the vision of Chief Minister and Health Minister Punjab. She said that IPH is in close contact with the experts of UVAS for research purpose.
Dr. Zarfishan informed that 4000 tests of corona patients have so far been conducted and the Laboratory has the capacity of 200 tests daily which could be enhanced upto 1000 tests per day.She said that COVID19 will live long with us till the availability of vaccine or effective medicine in the market therefore we have to changed our life style, modify our cultural values and follow all preventive measures strictly to continue our normal life without exposing ourselves to the virus.