KP Govt takes step-wise decisions to deal with coronavirus: CM
PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan Wednesday said that the KP Government was well aware of the threats from the Coronavirus and step-wise decisions were being taken to control the spread of the pandemic and ensure safety of people.
Addressing a press conference along with Advisor for Information and Public Relations Ajmal Khan Wazir and Health Minister Taimour Salim Khan Jhagra here, the Chief Minister said coronavirus was a pandemic and joint efforts were needed to tackle it.
When asked about closure of private clinics and hospitals, the Chief Minister said Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for private clinics and hospitals were being prepared to formulate a comprehensive strategy in this regard.
The Chief Minister underlined the need for an accurate and responsible reporting by electronic, print and social media in the current difficult situation arising from the spread of coronavirus, adding this fight could only be won through collective efforts by adopting all precautionary safety measures.
He urged media persons to contact advisor for information and public relations, Ajmal Khan Wazir who was declared a focal person of the KP Government to inform general public about his government relief measures and corona cases situation.
The Chief Minister said he was personally leading anti corona measures to provide speedy relief to the affected people.
Health Minister Taimour Salim Jhagra said a total of 19 corona cases have been reported so far in KP including three new cases, one each from Mardan, Mansehra and Buner districts and were being treated in respective hospitals.
He said challenge of coronavirus could not be addressed overnight and time would be required to ensure complete control over it. - APP