Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Efforts afoot to bring reforms in health sector: Dr Faisal

Efforts afoot to bring reforms in health sector: Dr Faisal

ISLAMABAD (92 News) - Prime Minister's Special Assistant on National Health Services Dr Faisal Sultan has said efforts are afoot to bring reforms in the health sector.

He was speaking on the occasion of inauguration of Center for Disease Control at the National Institute of Health (NIH) in Islamabad on Tuesday.

The special assistant said the Center for Disease Control will provide a much needed platform to effectively tackle infectious diseases such as COVID-19.

On the other hand, Pakistan has recorded 39 deaths in the last 24 hours by coronavirus as the nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 23,087.

According to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) 3,262 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and the number of positive cases has surged to 1,011,708.

The positivity rate of infections was recorded at 6.6 per cent, it said. Pakistan’s caseload climbed to 1,011,708 after 3,262 new infections were detected.

The number of active cases currently stands at 59,899.

A total of 2,722 patients are in critical care at hospitals across the country, the NCOC said, adding 1,123 people recuperated from the disease in the past 24 hours, taking the number of people who have recovered since the pandemic began to 928,722.

Punjab remains the worst-hit province in terms of deaths followed by Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Till now 10,964 individuals have lost their lives to the epidemic in Punjab 5,840 in Sindh, 4,423 in KP, 796 in Islamabad, 614 in Azad Kashmir, 326 in Balochistan, and 124 in GB.

Furthermore 369,245 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Sindh, 353,695 in Punjab, 142,139 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 85,947 in Islamabad, 29,681 in Balochistan, 23,203 in Azad Kashmir and 7,798 in Gilgit-Baltistan.