WHO efforts to Strengthen Infection, Prevention and Control
7 Jan 2021 (GNP): WHO Representative in Pakistan, Dr Palitha Mahipala handed over medical equipment and IPC supplies worth PKR 4.48 million to Executive Director Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad, Professor Dr Anser Masood. The supplies provided for the IPC and ICU Units will strengthen Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and case management at PIMS hospital Islamabad. The donation included ECG machines, pulse oximeters, laryngoscope, leads, IBP cables and transducers for ventilators for the ICU; KF94 face masks, desktop computer, printer, laptop and office furniture for the IPC unit.
Dr Mahipala in his welcome address highlighted the importance of IPC measures for combatting healthcare-associated infections and ensuring the quality and safety of health services delivery. COVID-19 response provides an opportunity to build sustainable systems for IPC in the country. Dr Anser appreciated the steady contribution of the WHO Pakistan under the dynamic leadership of Dr Mahipala for supporting PIMS as one of the model IPC implementation sites.