Dr. Zafar Mirza Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services asked all the Mills and Factory owners to make sure there are proper SOPs for the worker’s safety and security from the coronavirus.
He said that the number of COVID-19 is increasing in Khyber PK but the death rate is lower than the expectations.
Dr. Zafar advised everyone to take care of their old family members and if any symptoms of coronavirus are felt than immediately contact the hospitals.
In order to defend Pakistan which is being criticized for the increasing number of COVID-19 patients, he says that if we compare the situation of Pakistan with Europe and other regions, the ratio is much lower.
According to the Special Assistant, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Inssaf (PTI) took all significant preventive measures on time to deal with the global pandemic.
Dr. Zafar also added that the current government is not implying strict lockdown after looking at the miserable condition of the daily wage workers.
He further said that in the next meeting this will be a part of the discussion to adopt a selective lockdown policy.
The government wishes to carry out 20,000 tests on a daily basis in order to identify the infected patients quickly.
The Special Assistant Dr. Zafar Mirza says that coming few weeks, there would be enough space and equipment in the public sector hospitals to perform a maximum number of tests on the suspected patients.