Following Asim Jofa, renowned fashion designer Deepak Perwani has offered to produce Personal Protective Gear for the medical staff and volunteers who are fighting against coronavirus on the frontlines. Perwani’s announcement comes after Sindh Governor Imran Ismail discussed with him the importance of locally produced equipment.
Governor Ismail on Wednesday had said that doctors, nurses, paramedical staff and volunteers are fighting on the frontlines against coronavirus, so every step will be taken to ensure their safety and well-being.
He said this while talking to a four-member delegation led by Deepak Parwani, representing the fashion designing and textile industry who had called on him at the Governor House.
Local production of protective gear against the coronavirus pandemic, the needs of the Corona Relief Tiger Force announced by the prime minister, less dependence on imported items and other matters of mutual interest were discussed in the meeting.
Governor Ismail said that the personal protective gear for health care professionals is very important, and due to the difficulties in its availability, the local production of such gear would be encouraged by the government.
He asked for the details of the planned local manufacture of protective gear, assuring that he would personally look into the issue and facilitate them.
Meanwhile, Perwani said that the textile and fashion designing industry considered it their national duty to provide whatever was required to facilitate the health professionals and volunteers in the challenging times faced by the country.
Other members of the delegation included Kehkashan Saiyed, Furqan Riaz and Shozaib Kapadia.
Other brands like Lulusar has also announced to manufacture medical protective suits for the medical staff.