NCOC launches joint initiative with provinces for protecting healthcare workers
ISLAMABAD: The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) Tuesday launched a joint initiative to support the steps and efforts undertaken by the provinces for protecting the healthcare workers who were on the front line in the fight against the coronavirus.
The campaign ‘We Care’ was being undertaken to protect the healthcare professionals keeping in view the future projections about the rise in number of corona positive cases, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health (SAPM) Dr Zafar Mirza said while chairing the meeting of NCOC.
The NCOC discussed the issues being faced by the healthcare workers of all the provinces including Gilgit Baltistan (GB) and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). The provincial health ministers joined the meeting through video link.
Dr Zafar Mirza said the increasing number of COVID-19 patients along with doctors and paramedics being infected with the contagion, had created a national anxiety. Around 10 percent healthcare professionals had contracted the coronavirus and majority of them were not directly related to the critical healthcare units dealing with the corona patients. - APP