Protection of lives of health professionals Govt’s top priority


Islamabad, 28 April 2020 – Talha Akhtar:

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza says protection of lives of health professionals is top priority of the government.

He was chairing a meeting to review the implementation of Ramazan guidelines and health situation in coronavirus outbreak. 

He said the government has taken several steps to ensure provision of personal protection equipment kits to doctors and health workers besides their training.

Dr Zafar Mirza said a comprehensive strategy has been planned for hospitals to provide treatment to corona patients.

On the occasion, Interior Minister, Brig (Retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah asked the provinces to educate store owners that only those people be allowed in who follow guidelines on surgical masks and social distancing.

The meeting was informed that inter-city movement may be curtailed on weekends to avoid crowding for public safety and health.

Chief Secretaries, focal persons from all provinces, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Commissioner Islamabad Capital Territory joined the meeting through video link.