PM hints at increasing more pressure from coronavirus
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Friday has expressed his fears that the coronavirus pressure may increased more from the speculations.
During a meeting at Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar, the prime minister reiterated that the federal government will continue to assist all the provinces to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
He appreciated the provincial government’s steps against coronavirus saying in the present situation, the focus of government must also be on provision of relief to the weak and poor segments of the society.
Imran Khan directed the provincial governor, chief minister and relevant ministers to visit the corona affected areas of the province and ensure the provision of facilities there.
During the visit of Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar, the prime minister was informed that two hundred and seventy-five quarantine centers have been established in the province having the capacity to accommodate eighteen thousand patients.
The premier was informed that 583 ventilators are available in the province and that their number is further being enhanced. 639 regular doctors and 1299 on contract have been recruited to meet the emergency.
In addition 9000 retired doctors, nurses and paramedical staff have volunteered their services which be utilized when required. Four hundred response teams have been established in the province at the official level.
The meeting was informed that corona testing capacity is also being enhanced. It was informed the Provincial Chief Minister has recently announced a relief package worth thirty two billion rupees.