Video: 103 year old man from Chitral, Pakistan survives COVID 19

Islam’s clear and explicit injunction is to share resources beyond ones reasonable commitments, and to care for those in need.  His Highness the Aga Khan 

It is not every day that a man over 100 years of age survives COVID-19, but that is exactly what happened to Aziz Abdul Alim, a 103-year old man from Upper Chitral, the remote mountainous region of Upper Chitral in Northern Pakistan.

Mr Alim was admitted to the newly established Aga Khan Emergency Response Centre in Booni, Upper Chitral, on 1 July 2020. After testing positive for COVID-19, he spent nearly two weeks at the Emergency Response Centre. He was stabilised and eventually discharged in stable condition and showing no symptoms on 13 July 2020.

Having an Emergency Response Centre for COVID-19 in Booni helped. Seeing a critical gap in adequate healthcare facilities to manage COVID-19 patients, the Aga Khan Health Service Pakistan established the Emergency Response Centre in Booni earlier in May with funds raised from a combination of sources, including Global Affairs Canada, European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid (ECHO), and AKDN’s internal resources (


Watch this video to see how your generous support towards AKDN’s Global Pandemic Relief Fund is making a positive impact.

Video courtesy: AKDN (YouTube)

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Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, inter and intra faith endeavors, achievements and humanitarian works.

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  1. Thanks for sharing, AKDN is all over the world, helping and opened emergency structures to cure so many in the
    mountain region, which is no easy task especially cold regions. Mowlana Hazar Imam has made every aspect for
    Chitral and others nearby e.g. bringing electricity, water, and has left no stone unturned to make all Murids stable . Whatever countries we have come from, so many never heard of Aghanistan. His amazing volunteers helping in every country is phenominal.


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