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COVID-19: Pak-US Command and Control Centre in Sindh

KARACHI: The US Govt. through USAID, inaugurated a state-of-the-art Command and Control Center to the Sindh Health Department to respond to COVID-19 cases across the province.

Dr. Azra Fazal Pechuho, Sindh Minister for Health and Population Welfare, and the USAID Provincial Director for Sindh and Balochistan, James Parys, participated in the semi-virtual ceremony held on 18th February.

According to details USAID partnered with Pakistan’s federal and provincial health departments to establish Command and Control Centers at Health Secretariats across four provinces and two regions to reinforce the Government of Pakistan’s response to COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

The Sindh Command and Control Center will lead high-level monitoring and decision making on COVID-19 at present, as well as other public health threats in the future: “The Command and Control Center will provide strategic and policy level guidance to help in the prevention, detection and notification of infectious diseases.

“Our collaboration on the response to COVID-19 builds upon the legacy of partnership and our shared goal to save lives through the delivery of basic, essential health services in the province,” James Parys maintained.USAID 2 USAID 1 | YouTube Channel


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.