CHITRAL: Karishma Ali, an international sports woman from Chitral who represented Pakistan abroad, is now on a noble mission – arranging safety gears for doctors and paramedical staff dealing with COVID-19 cases.
Under the slogan of “Lets’ fight against corona”, she arranged 50 personal protection equipment (PPE) suits, 50 washable PPE suits, 40 N95 masks, 200 surgical masks, 40 face sheets along with sanitizers.
On Thursday, Ms Ali, who belongs to Karimabad valley, handed over these safety gears to Dr Muhammad Shamim, the medical superintendent (MS) of District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital Chitral.
The 21-year-old Ms Ali is the first girl from her hometown of Chitral to have represented the country on a national and international level.
In 2016, Ms Ali represented Pakistan at the Jubilee Games held in Dubai and was part of the first Pakistani women’s team to participate in the Australian Football League International Cup in 2017. She is also the founder of Chitral Women’s Sports Club.
Talking to ChitralToday, she said doctors and paramedical staff were in the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus and our safety depends on their safety.
Her father former nazim Mohammad Ali was also present on the occasion.
She said during the lockdown, she distributed rations among 120 needy families in Yarkhun, Chitral town, Drosh, Madaklasht, Arkari and Garam Chasma.
Speaking on the occasion, the MS of the hospital appreciated Karishma Ali and said the hospital was in the dire need of PPEs during the Covid-19 outbreak.
He said they had sent demands for the safety gears but the government always provided a very few of the items.–Muhkam Uddin Ayuni