Pakistan has been struggling hard to provide sufficient Protective Equipment (PPE) to doctors during the corona outbreak. PPE is most important in preventing transmission of the Coronavirus not only in treatment centres but also for other activities, such as cleaning, safe burials, and community care related to the outbreak. To protect doctors and healthcare workers fighting Coronavirus, PEN provided medical supplies to hospitals in several cities across Pakistan. The items included but limited to protective gowns, gloves, masks, shields, goggles, sanitizers and water dispensers.
Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan, Pakistan's largest but least-populated and poorest province. Doctors across Baluchistan went on strike this month to protest against lack of PPE kits for the health workers on the front lines. Doctors said a lack of government preparedness has led to dangerous conditions for health workers at major hospitals in the province. To meet the urgent need of the difficult hour, PEN sent protective medical gear to hospitals across Baluchistan. The items were sent in boxes displaying a hope after despair and many suns after darkness.