SC tells govt to take care of medics fighting COVID-19
ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued its written orders regarding the coronavirus suo moto notice case.
The court, in its judgement, directed the Federal Government to file a comprehensive report, along with the outcome of the high level meeting which was scheduled to take place on Monday.
The court order stated that the governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan had submitted their reports, where were taken on record. It seemed that the effect of coronavirus (COVID-19) was not so much alarming in the two provinces, including, Gilgit-Baltistan and things were being kept in control. Punjab, Sindh and ICT (Islamabad Capital Territory), however, were on different pedestals, where there was a considerable threat of surge of the pandemic.
The SC directed the Punjab government and the ICT administration to submit their reports regarding matters relating to the pandemic. It also sought all necessary information, which could show that the citizens’ fundamental rights were fully safeguarded and the state functionaries were aware all what was necessary for the survival of the people.
The order stated, “The doctors and paramedics, who are working in the front line in dealing with this pandemic, are especially affected and are at risk of contracting this disease and it is hoped that the Federal Government so also the provincial governments, the ICT and GB shall ensure that all necessary needs of the doctors and paramedics, in such emergency situation, are fully fulfilled. – APP