Fashion designer Asim Jofa has been appointed as an advisor for PPE quality control by the Sindh health minister Dr Azra Pechuho.
He took to Twitter to confirm the news and thanked the provincial government for the opportunity. “I am thankful for the opportunity and will do my best in fulfilling this task FOC,” he said.
Alhamdolillah I have been appointed an advisor for the quality control of PPE by Sindh Minister of health Dr @AzraPechuho for the whole province.I am thankful for the opportunity & will do my best in fulfilling this task FOC.@SindhHealthDpt pic.twitter.com/RFPyKSxqEg— Asim Jofa (@asimjofa) June 26, 2020
As per a letter shared by Jofa, the health department said that it appreciated his “contribution towards participation in providing Personal Protective Equipment for our healthcare worker, who are working as the first line of defense in our fight against COVID-19 in Sindh”.
Back in March, Jofa was one of the first designers to step up and pitch with his textile prowess by volunteering to make PPEs.
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Production day 3! Asim Jofa and his team are working around the clock to maximize the production of protective suits for medical staff who are working selflessly to save lives in these extreme situations. Protective gears are being distributed to the hospitals for free. #AsimJofaCares #Fightback #KeepsupportingAJ #Inittogether #Changemakers #Noblecause #Covid_19 #AsimJofa #Staysafe #Stayathome #Pakistan #SavePakistan #Coronavirus
“We have successfully created a final a prototype of a medical protective suit made according to the guidelines provided by medical experts,” Jofa tweeted March 28. The self-protection suits and masks will be distributed free of cost. The designs have been approved by JPMC Executive Director Dr Seemin Jamali.