Probe starts into nurse’s termination over corona infection
PESHAWAR: The Health Care Commission has initiated an inquiry into the termination of a nurse working in the North West Hospital after she was diagnosed positive for the coronavirus while treating patients.
The KP government took notice on a video clip which went viral on the social media, in which the nurse narrated the details of her firing by the hospital management and directed the Health Care Commission to probe the matter, a press release issued here Friday said.
The nurse is currently admitted to the Hayatabad Medical Complex.
The commission’s inquiry committee had started recording statements of the persons concerned and would soon approach the nurse, the press release added.
Meanwhile, the Young Nurses Association has welcomed the initiation of inquiry against the hospital administration and demanded to include its representative in the committee.
PM’s Adviser visits Command and Control Centre COVID 19
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Establishment, Shahzad Arbab here Friday sought cooperation from the people to defeat coronavirus pandemic collectively in the country.
He expressed these views during his visit to Command and Control Centre COVID-19 established at the Deputy Commissioner Peshawar Office.
DC Peshawar, Muhanmad Ali Asghar briefed him about the measures taken by the district administration for prevention of the spread of coronavirus.
The DC told that Command and Control Centre was fully equipped with modern online technology and GIS Mapping facilities where officials of the district administration, police, health department and security organizations were performing duties 24/7.
The DC said the centre was in close contact with all provincial departments and other concerned organizations and has all the facilities for making quick response to tackle any challenging situation.
Expressing satisfaction on arrangements at the center, the PM adviser appreciated the performance of the administration and other organizations.
"The role of administration, police, army, health workers besides other relevant departments in the fight against coronavirus were highly effective and praiseworthy,”Shahzad Arbab said.
The Adviser urged masses to extend full cooperation to the administration and stay at homes besides, keeping social distancing to prevent the spread of the pandemic. – APP