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Punjab currently has 96 coronavirus patients, says CM Usman Buzdar

Punjab currently has 96 coronavirus patients, says CM Usman Buzdar
March 20, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that there are currently 96 coronavirus patient in the province. Talking to the media along with Punjab Health Minister Dr Yasmin Rashid on Friday, he said that 1,200 devotees have reached Multan. “The Finance Department has given Rs8 billion. We are going to prepare a field hospital at Expo Centre,” he declared. The chief minister was of the view that 10,000 beds would be available on the short notice of 48 hours. “We are forming a committee to resolve the problems of doctors and staff,” he said. He announced that the government will not leave daily wage employees alone during the difficult times. He appealed to philanthropists to donate to the Chief Minister Emergency Fund. Sardar Usman Buzdar said that work on establishing quarantine centres in hotels in big cities is going on. He ordered the ministers to go to their hometowns and monitor the steps taken to combat the pandemic. He said that all coronavirus patients had the travel history. “SOPs have been compiled with regard to isolation,” he said. Earlier, Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar presided over a meeting of the Cabinet Committee to discuss the steps to secure the lives of the people.