UNHCR provides housing units, Rubb Halls for Balochistan quarantine centres


QUETTA: The United Nations Refugee Agency has supplied Rubb Halls and housing units to the Balochistan government to expand the quarantine facilities in the province.  

The units will be utilised to cater the suspected COVID-19 patients and support the Balochistan government’s efforts to avert the pandemic, said the head of the UNHCR’s sub-office in Quetta, Zephania Amuiri.

14 self-standing housing units were delivered by the Agency to the Balochistan Health Department, which have been set up at the Balochistan Institute of Nephrology.

The large Rubb Halls that were delivered to the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Balochistan will be set up in various areas across the provinces, informed the Director of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority in Balochistan, Mr Faisal Naseem while thanking the UN for their efforts.

Earlier, five fully equipped ambulances were also donated to the provincial Government by the organization.

Moreover, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical supplies, sanitation products, such as sanitary clothes, disinfectants, and soaps were also distributed in rural health facilities to support the refugees residing in Pakistan.

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