The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Sindh Branch, in collaboration with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), launched an ECHO-WASH project to protect the metropolitan city of Karachi from the coronavirus. Under this project, PRC-Sindh has rehabilitated/reconstructed 32 latrines in government schools, hospitals and public places.
Furthermore, PRC-Sindh handed over 22 handwashing stations with 72 soap for each station and 25 electronic hand sanitization booths with 50-liter sanitizer for each booth to the relevant authorities, which have now been installed in various hospitals, schools, religious and other public places throughout Karachi. To raise awareness of COVID-19, Red Crescent volunteers held over 50 awareness sessions and displayed banners in diverse settings, including educational institutions, clinics, mosques, mandirs, churches, and shopping malls. Each event included the distribution of 40 hand sanitizers to attendees.
The people of Karachi, particularly those at Civil Hospital, Jinnah Hospital, Karachi Bar Association, Ocean Mall, and Mazar-e-Quaid, have appreciated the efforts of PRC-Sindh to keep the city safe from the coronavirus.