MANSEHRA: The Mansehra police have provided personal protective equipment to their personnel deployed at entry and exit points of quarantine centres and other vulnerable places in the district as a preventive measure against novel coronavirus.

“We will gradually give away protective gear to all members of our force,” district police officer Sadiq Baloch told a ceremony here on Friday.

He said besides doctors and health workers, the police also performed on the forefront to combat Covid-19.

NULLAH CLEANING: The tehsil municipal administration on Friday began cleaning nullahs and sewers here.

“We have moved shovel machines and sanitation staff to clear nullahs and sewerage lines of silt and other waste,” tehsil municipal officer Mohammad Azhar told reporters.

BLOOD DONATION: Over 300 thalassaemia patients registered with two blood donation centres here haven’t got transfusion due to the reluctance of donors and Covid-19 lockdown.

“Things have been grim for thalassaemia patients since the government enforced a lockdown as the people are not coming to centres for blood donations,” former head of a United Nations Population Fund regional office Dr Mohammad Ali here on Friday.

He said 300 thalassaemia patients aged between six months and 22 years were registered with Khandan Blood Donors and Kashmir Blood Donor organisations in the city but most of them hadn’t been transfused with blood since the government imposed the lockdown.

“We have launched a special drive to approach people particularly teenagers for blood donation for these children,” he said.

He said the campaign would continue until the situation returned to a complete normalcy.

Published in Dawn, April 4th, 2020

Opinion

Poisoning minds
23 Jan 2021

Poisoning minds

ICS cadets were raised on James Mill’s notorious work.
The fog of Broadsheet
23 Jan 2021

The fog of Broadsheet

How can the government pump credibility into an official probe when it has already declared its own political verdict?
Cheating on online exams
23 Jan 2021

Cheating on online exams

The difficulty of preventing online cheating and low ethical standards means that these days most students cheat.
Language mess
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Language mess

Our policy confuses the medium-of-instruction debate with the language-acquisition debate.

Editorial

23 Jan 2021

Power price hike

ALREADY struggling to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and rising food prices, consumers received yet...
Updated 23 Jan 2021

Israeli land grab

WITH the chapter now closed on the Trump presidency, the eyes of many in the international community — ...
23 Jan 2021

New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country....
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Time to heal

A multitude of foreign issues will test Biden’s mettle and require progressive thinking.
22 Jan 2021

Foreign funding

AS the pressure builds on his party in the foreign funding case, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an ...
22 Jan 2021

Decaying PTV

THE Cabinet Committee on State-Owned Enterprises has decided to remove Pakistan Television from the list of...