Passengers entering Pakistan to submit a health declaration form
ISLAMABAD: All passengers entering Pakistan will be required to submit a Health Declaration form which will include contact details and brief travel history as per the instruction issued by Ministry of Health.
The submission of those completed form will be necessary for entering Pakistan, said a press release issued by aviation division on Saturday.
Health Declaration Card will be distributed amongst all passengers in a plane in accordance with instructions of government of Pakistan and in view of Novel Coronavirus outbreak, all passengers are advised to fill up the form and hand over to health staff in the International Arrival Lounge.
Non-Compliance shall result in denial of entry to the country.
The form contains demographic information of passenger, travel history and health status like issue of fever, cough and shortness of breath.
WHO Pakistan takes measures to
prevent Coronavirus disease outbreak
In a quick and timely response to the global public health emergency of Novel Coronavirus (n-CoV), World Health Organization (WHO) Pakistan has provided necessary technical guidance, tools for screening along with laboratory support and management of cases at federal and provincial levels.
According to WHO, it has provided Infrared thermo guns which measures the temperature without touching the individual to identify suspected cases of corona virus.
“We are very much impressed and appreciate preparedness for n-CoV in Pakistan by GoP and MoH and WHO is continuously committed to support the GoP in responding to this public health emergency of international concern”, said Dr Palitha Mahipala, WHO Representative in Pakistan.
WHO has also provided personal protective equipment including surgical gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, gowns, goggles, liquid soap, and other supplies to the Directorate of Central Health Establishment in the Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination. WHO has established a strategic health operations and communication (SHOC) room for emergency response.
In addition, WHO has also provided information materials like flyers and leaflets to raise the health awareness of the travelers and general masses about the prevention and control of corona virus has also been printed and disseminated. - APP