ISLAMABAD, Jun 16: Prime Minister Imran Khan while taking notice of the shortage of medicine and injections for COVID-19 patients has directed the Chairman National Disaster Management Authority to ensure their availability and easy access.
Addressing a meeting on situation of corona virus, the prime minister said proper treatment and following of standard operating procedures (SOPs) could help control the spread of the disease. The prime minister expressed satisfaction over the availability of protective gear and Personal Protective Kits as per requirement in fighting corona virus. He urged upon the public representatives and leadership to remain vigilant with the help of local administration about the facilities at hospitals for COVID-19 patients.
Imran Khan said directions had been issued to provinces on ensuring a ‘smart lock down’ and maintaining a balance in protective measures and economic activities during next few difficult weeks.
The meeting discussed measures to meet challenges of upcoming situation in view of availability of beds, oxygen cylinders, ventilators and facilities for the corona virus patients.
The meeting was informed that 20 big cities were pin-pointed as hot spots of corona virus, needing special arrangements by the provincial and district administration.