ISLAMABAD: Amidst the growing threats of Coronavirus, Pakistani telecom operator Ufone in collaboration with National Institute of Health (Pakistan) conducted a public awareness session on Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the Ufone Tower in Islamabad to educate its employees about the pandemic, its symptoms and key preventative measures that should be taken on an individual level to avoid any risk.
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Dr. Mumtaz Ali Khan, Senior
Scientific Officer and Focal Person for Infection Prevention, Control and
Patient Safety (NIH, Pakistan) was invited to deliver the session. He
highlighted some crucial global and local statistics related to the number of
people being affected by the virus. Dr Mumtaz stressed on the adoption of
preventive measures such as regular washing of hands, avoiding close contact
and covering mouth & nose while coughing and sneezing, in order to avoid
the risk of contracting the disease. Demonstrations about certain safety
precautions were also provided by the doctor so that participants could protect
The session was also live
streamed on the company’s internal communication portal so as to include staff
from other regional offices including on field staff working around the country
to maximize reach and make most of the people aware about the current
situation. The organizers invited people from other organizations which operate
in Ufone tower as well to reap benefits from this interactive session.
The World Health Organization
recently declared the global outbreak a pandemic owing to the growing number of
patients around the world.
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