Karachi, April 05, 2020 (PPI-OT): Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah has said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has been presiding over the meeting of the task force formed to address the situation emerged after the spread of coronavirus on daily basis, and all the relevant experts of health, disaster management and other sectors were attending these meetings regularly.
He said that this task force was formed on the day when the first ever case of the coronavirus emerged in the province. In his video message, Shah said that Sindh Chief Minister was taking every decision after consulting frequently with the health and other experts.
He said that according to the health experts, the number of coronavirus affected people could reach 50,000 in the country by 25th April 2020. He said that the federal government’s response to control the pandemic was not on time. Speaking about the preventive kits for the doctors, the info minister said that all the preventive kits were being handed over to the doctors and other staff of the health facilities as and when received.
He said that orders had been placed for more preventive tools for the medical staff engaged in attending Coronavirus patients. He said that 12 more people affected by the coronavirus had got completely well. So far 86 patients had recovered from the coronavirus, he added.
Shah said that Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had asked the party leadership of the province to cooperate fully with the federal government in this battle against the rapid spread of the coronavirus. HE once again clarified that there was no ban on the movement of goods transport or on the delivery of essential food items. Similarly, he said that there was also no ban on the movement of transport from the ports.
Shah said that the essential food items were being supplied to the retailers in the markets smoothly on daily basis and all the blames in this regard were baseless and unsubstantiated.
Meanwhile, Sindh Minister for Information Syed Nasir Hussain Shah had requested the members of overseas team of volunteers’ doctors to contribute and assist the Sindh government in its efforts to control the spread of Coronavirus. He said that the Sindh government was striving to control the spread of coronavirus and everyone, especially the welfare organizations, were assisting the government generously in this fight against the pandemic.
He said this while talking to a delegation of oversees doctors’ volunteer teams who called on him at Ali House on Sunday. The members of the delegation while expressing their appreciation about the efforts of the Sindh government in its fights against the pandemic presented 150 preventive kits for the doctors and paramedics attending the patients of Coronavirus.
Shah while expressing his gratitude told the members of the delegation that role of the welfare organizations and the organization like oversees doctors’ volunteer team in this fights against the pandemic was commendable indeed. He told the delegation about the measures which had been adopted so far by the Sindh government to keep its people safe from getting affected by the coronavirus. He said that it was owing to the efforts of the Sindh government that the Sindh province comparatively remained a safe place and the spread of the virus was in control.
Shah also said that a collective effort was the need of the hour, adding that the Sindh government was cooperating with the federal government in this regard unconditionally. He also told the delegation that the Sindh government had also fixed budget for the procurement of preventive kits for the doctors and paramedics. He said that on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister, the companies preparing the preventive kits had also been contacted and asked to deliver those kits at the earliest.
Shah also thanked the government of People’s Republic of China for sending the preventive kits for the doctors and paramedics staff of Pakistan. The minister also thanked all those generous donors who were assisting the government in these testing times.
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Sindh Information and Archives Department
Government of Sindh
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