Islamabad, 17 March 2020 – Talha Akhtar:
According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, as part of the national effort and in line with the decisions of the National Security Committee meeting on March 13, all medical facilities of the armed forces are “operationalised and geared up to meet any eventuality to deal with [the] pandemic”.
COVID-19 testing labs have been established at major military hospitals across the country and a central testing lab has been established at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP), Rawalpindi.
Additionally, ISPR said that a COVID-19 help desk has been established at each military hospital for fast track handling.
“Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully involved in assisting the government and provincial administrations to tackle the situation since the outbreak and duly vigilant of the developing situation post COVID-19.
“COAS has directed all commanders to take maximum necessary measures to assist civil administration for safety and well being of the people of Pakistan,” the statement concluded.