Govt to set up more field hospitals on FWO pattern
ISLAMABAD: A meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to establish more field hospitals in other cities of the country on the pattern of 250-bed field hospital/quarantine centre set up by the Frontier Works Organization (FWO) in Rawalpindi.
The meeting was called to discuss the COVID-19 situation. It was attended by Minister for Economic Affairs Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Minister for National Food Security Syed Fakhar Imam, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Interior Minister Ijaz Shah, Special Assistant to the PM (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, SAPM on Health Dr Zafar Mirza, SAPM on National Security Dr Moeed Yusuf, PM’s Focal Person for COVID-19 Dr Faisal Sultan and senior officials.
Speaking at the meeting, the prime minister emphasized for compiling of correct data and information regarding the coronavirus so as to formulate policy on the basis of correct facts and figures.
He especially directed for keeping correct data of those people dying from the coronavirus or other reasons.
He said the government allowed limited business activities in the country keeping in view difficulties of the common man. The people, however, should, ensure following precautionary measures like social distancing, wearing masks at gatherings etc., to contain the spread of COVID-19, he added. - APP