As every one of us knows that Pakistan wages war on the COVID-19 pandemic, the chairperson of Dawood Hercules Corporation — parent organization of Pakistani multinational conglomerate Engro Corporation — and billionaire Hussain Dawood has recently announced pledging a contribution in services, Kind and cash of Rs 1 billion for a short, medium and long-term basis, on behalf of Dawood Hercules, Engro and his family.
Hussain Dawood said that “We are committed to helping solve some of the most pressing issues of our time and it is incumbent upon us to serve our nation best when it needs us most. These are our fundamental values that continue to be at the core of what we strive to achieve.”
Dawood Emphasised that “We must work on several fronts concurrently. The need of the hour is to target on reducing the spread and impact of this virus.”
Mr. Hussain Dawood, today, on behalf of @EngroCorp, @DH_Corp, and his Family have pledged PKR 1 billion, along with a contribution of services to combat COVID-19. #CoronaVirusPakistan#CoronaFreePakistan#COVIDー19#StayAtHomeAndStaySafe
Read the full press release here: pic.twitter.com/UxPW21UrHm
— Dawood Foundation (@DawoodTdf) April 2, 2020
Further, the group said that they will focus on COVID-19 prevention, with a major focus on testing and diagnostics, protecting and enabling healthcare practitioners and other key workers.
How COVID-19 Spreads
COVID-19 disease spreads primarily through contact with an infected individual especially when they cough and sneeze. COVID-19 also spreads when an individual touches a surface and object that has the coronavirus on it. then touches his or her Nose, Eyes, and Mouth.
They are at the frontline of the fight against this Coronavirus pandemic, enabling the healthcare of patients and facilities them and to bolster livelihoods and sustenance of the most deserving in society.
The group is also going to welcome the efforts by the govt of Pakistan and other organizations that have stepped up to this challenge.
The contribution comes a day after the Prime Minister of Pakistan announced a relief fund to fight against COVID-19 pandemic and urged every individual to donate.
Send your tax-deductible donation to Acc. No. 4162 786 786 National Bank of Pakistan Main Branch Karachi. Complete account information and transfer instructions are available at https://t.co/CRL0erEk3Z
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 1, 2020
Imran Khan Tweeted on Twitter: “Prime Minister’s COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund-2020 has been set up to help us fight this pandemic. I want everyone to donate towards this fund which will be used to take care of all those who have been made destitute by the lockdown,”