Sindh govt, AKU join hands to boost COVID-19 critical care
KARACHI: The Sindh government and Aga Khan University (AKU) have entered into a partnership under which the AKU will provide free-of-cost training and technical assistance on Covid-19 critical care to healthcare professionals working in the public sector.
Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho, Secretary Health Sindh Zahid Abbasi , Aga Khan University Medical College Dean Dr Adil Haider and AKUH CEO Shagufta Hassan signed MoUs at the Sindh Secretariat here, a statement said.
They announced that the partnership that would see the University will provide expert coverage to public sector intensive care units via telemedicine and capacity building services to physicians and nurses working in emergency medicine and critical care in the province of Sindh.
The COVID-19 disease continues to strain healthcare systems around the world and specialists in intensive care are preparing for the many challenges related with treating patients with life-threatening complications. “We need allies like AKU to help us tackle the burden of COVID-19,” Health Minister Dr Azra Pechuho said. “Joining hands with experts in the field will help create a stronger health system that is able to provide the best quality care to our people in these difficult times,” she said.
“We are delighted to partner with the Ministry of Health in extending our training and expertise in dealing with critically ill COVID-19 patients,” said Dr Haider. “We have never seen a pandemic like this before and by working together with our esteemed colleagues in government hospitals, we will save many lives and beat COVID-19,” Dr. Adil Haider said. - APP