The Pakistan Cricket Board has turned the Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre into a temporary sanctuary for paramedics working at the makeshift hospital at Expo Centre, Karachi.
This decision has been taken on the back of a request from the Sindh Government following the escalating coronavirus situation in the province. The number of COVID-19 cases in Sindh stands close to 400 currently with the country experiencing a sharp increase in the number of infected people over the past week.
“All the paramedic staff are our heroes as in these challenging and difficult times, they are risking their lives to save the lives and wellbeing of many affected by COVID-19," PCB Chief Operating Officer Salman Naseer was quoted as saying in the media release.
“As a small token of our appreciation and acknowledgement to these unsung heroes and as part of our duty of care, the PCB is pleased to offer its state-of-the-art Hanif Mohammad High Performance Centre as a temporary lodging and boarding for the paramedic staff working at Expo Centre hospital so that they can serve those suffering from COVID-19 more effectively and efficiently.”
The High Performance Centre is located near the National Stadium, which recently hosted numerous matches of the Pakistan Super League.