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Shahid Afridi turns messiah for COVID patients in Dubai

Pakistan Medical Centre provides free health care to those in need

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi ( Image Credit: Twitter)

The past two years or so have not been ideal for people across the globe due to COVID-19. The deadly virus wreaked havoc in the world and accounted for millions of innocent lives.  But during these tough times too, there are a lot of people who came forward with help, giving as much as they can to the people who are in desperate need of it.  Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi is one of the several helping hands, who have come ahead to support the people battling the COVID virus in Dubai.

 

The Pakistan Association Dubai-run clinic has successfully helped in treating more than 5000 patients since October. Afridi himself raised and donated funds of Dh 1 million to the project, which in turn allowed him to open a fitness centre in his name. Now the centre has been serving tirelessly to people who are recovering from the deadly virus.

 

The former Pakistan all-rounder with his generosity has touched the lives of people, who were going through a lot during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. “We started this project of providing free medical camps every month in 2009,” said Dr. Muhammad Nasim Sabir, a clinical microbiologist at the Pakistan Medical Centre. 

 

“Since then we have served more than 30,000 patients with only community help. It is a service for anyone who can not afford care, or whose insurance does not cover their treatment or medication.”

 

The centre is also keen to promote a healthy lifestyle among the people. “We are trying to promote healthy living through our social media videos and medical consultations, as we know that is an effective way to avoid and survive Covid,” Dr. Sabir said.    

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