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 (https://www.akdn.org/global-pandemic-relief-fund).
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