As the leader of the Quality Assurance Department at Husaini Hematology & Oncology Trust in Karachi, Pakistan, Dr Raheela PyarAli is regularly exposed to potential Covid-19 cases.

“As a clinical pathologist, I'm working in a medical and diagnostic laboratory where pathology tests are carried on clinical specimens to obtain information about the health of a patient to aid in diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases for both Covid and non-Covid patients,” said Dr PyarAli. She receives exposure to potential Covid-19 cases first while obtaining the sample, and then with the specimen itself.

Dr PyarAli was supported by her father to become the first doctor in her family. She has studied clinical pathology and has received professional qualifications in laboratory diagnostics and quality assurance.

The blood bank at the laboratory where she works is continuing its vital work of maintaining a continuous supply of blood for routine procedures and transfusions.

“In this tough situation getting safe plasma from patients who have recovered from Covid-19 to aid in the treatment of infected people is also our prime duty,” she said.

Her advice to the Jamat is as follows: "Now it’s high time we all learn how to excel in this pandemic situation… Looking forward as a responsible Jamati member and citizen, we must focus on the guidelines of Mawlana Hazar Imam regarding the rebuilding of the society in which we live.”