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Safety of medical staff in war against Corona is top priority of govt: Sarwar

Safety of medical staff in war against Corona is top priority of govt: Sarwar
April 19, 2020
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Lauding the paramedical staff for their role in fighting against coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country, Punjab Governor Chaudhary Muhammad Sarwar said that the protection of medical staff in war against COVID-19 is the top priority of the government. Addressing a press conference in Rawalpindi, the minister paid rich tribute to doctors and medical crew working in hospitals to look after corona-infected patients and said that the nation will never forget the services rendered by them. The Punjab governor lauded doctors, paramedics for fearlessly treating coronavirus patients.  He also appreciated the role of Rescue 1122 as it is playing a role on the frontline. Chaudhary Sarwar also lauded the philanthropists, who always played a role in every critical situation in the country. He said that due to their contributions there is no shortage of protective kits, masks, and other medical equipment used to control this pandemic. On the other hand, the death toll increased to 159 after 16 more deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. According to the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC), the number of total patients soared to 7,993 with 514 new cases across the country within 24 hours Sunday. Punjab tops the patients tally with 3,649 cases followed by Sindh with 2,355. There are 171 patients in Islamabad, 1,137 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 376 in Balochistan, 48 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. In total, 1,868 patients have recovered so far. The number of tests conducted so far is 98,522 with 7,847 done during the last 24 hours.