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PM Imran Khan reviews situation of ventilators, oxygen & other facilities

PM Imran Khan reviews situation of ventilators, oxygen & other facilities
June 15, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan presided over a meeting to review the situation of beds, oxygen, ventilators and other facilities in country to deal with the coronavirus pandemic on Monday. Addressing the meeting, the prime minister said that provinces have been directed to clamp smart lockdown in affected areas. He said that the masses can curb the spread of coronavirus by adopting precautionary measures. “The government on the basis of latest estimates is taking all-out steps to protect the people from the pandemic,” he added. Imran Khan directed the local leadership to review the COVID-19 facilities in hospitals in their respective areas in cooperation with the administration and also play a vibrant role in ensuring people's cooperation in following the SOPs. The meeting deliberated on prevailing situation of coronavirus, estimates for next few days and measures to cope with the situation. It also took into account the availability of beds, oxygen, ventilators and facilities in different provinces. The meeting was apprised that 107 laboratories are working in the country for corona tests and 25,000 tests are being conducted daily. The number of ventilators in the country is 4,800 while another 1,600 will be added soon. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan also chaired a meeting regarding price control. He directed the authorities to pass on the benefit of a decrease in the prices of POL products.