In response to an urgent appeal for medicine from the Central Regional Hospital in Khorog (Tajikistan) to treat patients suffering from Covid-19, the University of Central Asia donated medicine and related supplies. The Chief Medical Officer of the Hospital, Davlatbekov Saidbek, expressed gratitude to the employees of UCA for their generosity and humanitarian support.
UCA employees have established a Covid-19 Solidary Fund. Well over 100 employees have donated one or more day’s salary to provide food and medical supplies to families and hospitals in dire need as a result of the pandemic. To help mitigate against the spread of the virus, preparations are currently underway to set up facilities for 50 observation beds on the grounds of UCA's Khorog campus. With rising cases of patients testing positive for Covid-19 in Khorog, and increased risk to front line health workers, UCA is also arranging personal protective equipment (PPEs) for doctors and nurses.