Mike Pompeo, the U.S. Secretary of State, has appreciated the efforts of Pakistani full-bright alumni, Dr. Muhammad Moiz in assisting the Sindh government in creating the country’s first drive-thru coronavirus testing facility in Karachi.
The newly established testing center is a collaboration between Sindh’s health and local government departments and meets the international standard and procedures to test suspected patients.
“Working in a pandemic directly isn’t something I had imagined, but it happened. Everything is up in the air, but bringing a method to this madness has been an extremely exciting cerebral challenge,” said Dr. Moiz while sharing his challenging experience.
Thank you USEFP!! This honestly means a lot! https://t.co/u9479yimTl
— Mehrub Moiz Awan (@TMItalks) April 1, 2020
In a tweet appreciating the expertise of Dr. Moiz, Mike Pompeo said, “I continue to be amazed by the great work #ExchangeAlumni are doing around the world in response to #COVID19. The dedication of these young leaders in sharing innovative ideas and solutions during this pandemic inspires us all”.
The multi-talented, Dr. Moiz has completed his Master’s in Global Health Policy on the Fullbright Scholarship from the George Washinton University and is currently working as Program Manager at Global Health Directorate of the Indus Health Network.
I continue to be amazed by the great work #ExchangeAlumni are doing around the world in response to #COVID19. The dedication of these young leaders to sharing innovative ideas and solutions during this pandemic inspires us all. https://t.co/aRK8kvNInU
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) April 6, 2020
As per the details, the coronavirus drive-thru testing facility has been established in the Jahangir Kothari Parade area of Clifton. The innovative drive-thru facility will enable the suspected coronavirus patients to get themselves tested without waiting in long queues.
The doctors, paramedic staff and other personnel placed at the testing center have been provided adequate protective equipment to safeguard from the virus.
However, people wanting to get tested at the facility must have a travel history or some of the symptoms of coronavirus.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in a note of appreciation, applauded #Pakistani #Fulbright alumnus Dr. Muhammad Moiz for sharing innovative solutions to combat #Covid_19 by helping #Sindh govt. establish country's first drive-thru testing facility in #Karachi || @TMItalks pic.twitter.com/Rw8FwzF1Fz
— Arab News Pakistan (@arabnewspk) April 6, 2020
Besides this, the valiant Pakistanis, abroad and home, are putting up efforts to help the communities across the world cope up with the pandemic coronavirus.
Even US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells also acknowledged the overwhelming humanitarian work of Pakistani diaspora in the U.S.
She took to Twitter, to laud the Pakistani diaspora providing food and assisting the healthcare professionals.