Islamabad, May 28, 2020 (PPI-OT): Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar on Thursday stressed devising a mechanism of providing latest information about the availability of beds and ventilators in country’s hospitals to facilitate COVID-19 patients. Chairing a meeting at National Command and Control Centre (NCOC) on Thursday, he said that such information would facilitate the infected to get admission in hospitals as per their own preference and the availability of beds and ventilators. The meeting was also attended by Minister for Interior Brig (r) Ejaz Shah, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health Dr. Zafar Mirza, Prime Minister’s focal person on COVID-19 Dr Faisal Sultan, and Chief Coordinator NCOC Lt Gen Hamud Uz Zaman Khan.
The NCOC was apprised that sufficient beds and ventilators were available in country’s hospitals for accommodating COVID-19 patients and most of the infected preferred home isolation. The forum also reviewed the progress on the implementation status of COVID-19 guidelines. Asad Umar said that a special meeting of NCC would be held on Monday (1st of June) to finalize the strategy regarding Corona virus for June.
The minister asked the provinces including GB and AJK to finalize their recommendations regarding COVID-19 by Saturday for consideration. High ranking officials of four provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) attended the session via video link.
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