Well-known Pakistani Designer Asim Jofa has delivered first batch of 100 PPE suits to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for medical staff and those fighting against coronavirus.
Designer Asim Jofa took to social media to announce the initiative of preparing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the front line medical staff who is fighting with coronavirus pandemic. Designer shared a video with the caption “Lets Fight back” told about that he and his team would contribute with society to help fight back with COVID-19.
Asim Jofa’s Token of Appreciation for Medical Staff by Providing PPE Suits
According to media reports Asim Jofa thought about f producing PPE dress after watching news of shortage of PPE in Italy and Spain. He stated that the new made him start thinking of same situation there in his country Pakistan.
He talked about first approaching and consulting with the largest hospital JPMC in Karachi. After the approval of design by JPMC’s executive director Dr Seemin Jamalihis team worked continuously without getting worried about money and time and prepared first fabric prototype in 48 hours. He called it a small token of love and appreciation for medical staff.
He further explained about the production of two types of PPE dressES, one fawn colored which could be be washed up and used for 5 times and for it was for those doctors who were working in wards. The other white colored dress with three layers was for those doctors who worked in intensive care units and it could be used for 15 times after washing.
A Huge Round of Applause for Asim Jofa
Asim Jofa stepping out in the hour of need is cherished by people on social media.
Mayor of Karachi Wasim Akhtar also appreciated the designer’s gesture of helping government when it was much needed.
Journalist Sana Bucha loved Asim Jofa for stepping ahead and providing PPE by saying words Godspeed
Philanthropist Fakhr-e-Alam also praised designer for helping government in such crucial time.
Shaniera Akram wife of Waseem Akram also valued the work done by Jofa.
Folks on social media thanked the kind gesture of Asim Jofa.
Some slammed Maria B and pledged designers to be like Asim Jofa and not like Maria B.
Pakistani Fashion Industry Coming Forward in Time of Need
Many fashion designesr including Deepak Perwani and high-street brand Lulusar have also reached out to play their part in society.
Brand Lulusar also made zero profit, suits of free size which are also washable and reusable; they will be soon available on their website.
Fashion designer Maheen Khan encouraged Pakistani Fashion industry to contribute for this social cause.
Designer Deepak Perwani aslo provided washable /reusable and disposable PPE dress to Government of Sindh