Federal government of Pakistan briefed Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) over the efforts to tackle COVID-19 pandemic in the country a meeting chaired by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed.
As per a handout released by the apex court, the meeting was also attended by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, Justice Mazhar Alam Miankhel, Justice Sajjad Ali Shah and Justice Qazi Muhammad Amin.
Special Assistant to PM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, Chairman National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal and SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar and Attorney General Khalid Jawed briefed the meeting as representatives of the fed government.
Dr. Zafar Mirza while giving briefing on health affairs said, hat the emergencies in all hospitals remain functional for 24-hours. “No private hospitals have been shut during the lock-down,” briefing the details of the government’s policy to tackle with the coronavirus pandemic.
He said that the private hospitals would operational as per World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines,
“We are training the health workers on daily basis to contain the coronavirus,” he said.
The chief justice asked regarding the closure of OPDs in all hospitals, diagnostic capacity for COVID-19 and preventive equipment provided to the medics.
The Chief NDMA said that they were taking steps to improve the diagnostic capacity and ventilators, masks and other preventive medical material was being provided to hospitals.
Overall 12 million deserving families would be provided with Rs 12,000 each using bio metric system to provide a relief to them during lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Sania Nishtar said while shedding light on government’s relief package
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