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Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination (MoNHSRC) has launched “We CARE”, a national campaign for protecting and supporting our frontline health workers in the context of Covid-19. ‘WE CARE’ aims at providing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to the health workers, orienting them on using various PPE items as per international standards, and creating an overall psycho-social environment of care and support. ‘WE CARE’ also aims to sensitize the public, including patients and visitors at healthcare facilities, to supports frontline healthcare workers by following preventive behaviors to not only reduce the risk of infection to themselves but also reduce the work burden on and health risks for the health providers.

We Care Training Program

A special online training course for health care workers is designed to explain the standard usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) while keeping in mind the limitations of working during Covid-19 pandemic. This course aims to engage more than a 100,000 doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff from all over Pakistan. The training course is designed to make participants aware of the role of PPE in protecting oneself in a contagious environment and their personal responsibility to wear the proper PPE according to the risk in the environment they are working in. The standardized national curriculum for this training has been developed and top medical universities all across Pakistan (one in each province) is selected to deliver the training to their respective areas.

Training for Healthcare Workers

We Care Public Education

We Care’ also focuses on educating public on how to access healthcare so that the frontline healthcare workers are not exposed to infection. This segment explains the steps for a patient and guides about careful behavior before going to a clinic/hospital, arriving at the clinic/hospital and exiting the clinic/hospital. Public education also highlight which protective face masks or equipment is recommended for common citizens. It is pertinent to mention here that N-95 masks and other professional PPEs are not required outside intensive care units. This segment also focuses on guidance related to social distancing to reduce the workload of and COVID-19 risk to frontline healthcare workers. Frontline healthcare workers are doing their part to protect us, therefore, it’s our social responsibility to remain safe at home and do not increase burden on health care

Dr. Zafar Mirza

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Health

‘We Care’ is a special online training course for health care workers, designed to explain the standard usage of personal protective equipment (PPE) while keeping in mind the limitations of working during Covid-19. This course aims to engage more than a 100,000 doctors, nurses, paramedics and support staff from all over Pakistan. The training course is designed to make participants aware of the role of PPE in protecting oneself in a contagious environment and their personal responsibility to wear the proper PPE according to the risk in the environment they are working in. A standardized national curriculum for this training has been developed and top medical universities all across Pakistan are selected to deliver the training to their respective areas. ‘We care’ also aims to sensitize the public, including patients and visitors at healthcare facilities, to supports frontline healthcare workers by following preventive behaviors to not only reduce the risk of infection to themselves but also reduce the work burden on and health risks for the health providers. We are hoping for a very positive result of ‘We Care’ program and specialized trainings at national level.

Provincial Endorsements