KP announces death compensation for frontliners of Corona duty
Quarantine and isolation policy issued to counter misinformation
Statesman Report
PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Government Sunday decided to pay compensation to bereaved family of employees of all departments deployed on corona duty in case of death from Coronavirus infection.
KP government spokesman Ajmal Wazir, in a media brief, said that Chief Minister Mehmood Khan has highly appreciated the services of doctors, paramedics, Pak Army, police and other departments in fight against Corona pandemic and announced the government would provide financial assistance to bereaved family if any of the employee get infected due to corona and embraced martyrdom.
Referring to media report regarding shortage of wheat and flour in the province, he said the daily wheat demand of KP is 10,000 tons while from KP food department’s wheat supply quota for flour mills is 5,000 tons daily.
He said the government has increased the wheat supply quota for flour mills to 6000 ton daily keeping in view the present situation and has also relaxed wheat supply from Punjab to 5,000 tons daily to meet the demand, reports APP.
With the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases also resulting in a bevy of misinformation, the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) health department has released a quarantine and isolation policy to ensure uniformity of practice across the province.
The Directorate General Health Services issued the clarifications and policy guidelines to the quarters concerned on Saturday due to ‘queries made by concerned quarters’, according to the two-page notification that outlines the process to quarantine and isolate individuals to curb the virus outbreak. According to the document, a person is to be quarantined who report having come in contact with an infected person or upon their return from an infected area, although without showing any symptoms themselves. The purpose of this measure is to observe if the said individual develops any symptoms of the disease and to place them under quarantine for an incubation period in order to control the rapid spread.