Labour Dept offers hospitals for coronavirus patients: Minister
PESHAWAR: Minister for Labour and Culture Shaukat Yousafzai Thursday said that Labour department has offered services of all of its hospitals for coronavirus patients to provincial health department.
Talking to media here, he said the best defence against corona pandemic was adopted, adding the corona was a pandemic and with joint efforts it could be defeated.
He criticized PPP for not accepting its failure to control spread of corona cases in Sindh and instead blaming the federal government, which he termed highly deplorable.
Shaukat said that KP Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehmood Khan took various preemptive measures against corona outbreak and constituted various task forces, quarantines and isolation wards for corona patients.
He said the labour department was working to provide all health and other facilities to labourers without any discrimination, adding that strict action would be taken against those who would not implement registration of labourers and award of wage as fixed by the government.
The Minister deplored that due to non-registration of labourers in the past, several labourers were deprived of their basic rights, however, he added that in next two-weeks the registration of all the labourers working with any organization would be completed and they would be entitled to all benefits. – APP