The Sindh government has inducted some 3,000 volunteers — more than 30 among them are doctors and over 300 IT professionals — in less than a week on its appeal to fight the growing number of coronavirus cases, receiving “tremendous response” mainly from the people of Karachi, which forced the authorities to call off the induction till the next phase, officials and sources said on Thursday.

They said that amid the growing number of coronavirus cases in Sindh, the provincial government had called for the induction of volunteers who could help authorities in its campaign for containing the pandemic. The government appealed to the people from all walks of life to “join hands to fight against emergencies”. In less than a week, it had registered 3,000 people, mostly youngsters, for the job.

What will the volunteers do?

Director general of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA), Sindh, Syed Salman Shah said,

“We have distributed these volunteers in three categories considering their areas of interest and expertise. There is a category of health volunteers which includes doctors, paramedics and pharmacists and then there is second one of IT professionals. Finally, there are volunteers who fall in the final category, named general category. They would be utilised in different tasks to help implement government policies during the course of this fight against the coronavirus.”


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