Jam Kamal pledges to defeat coronavirus with effective measures
QUETTA: Chief Minister Balochistan Mir Jam Kamal Khan chaired a high-level meeting to review all taken precautionary measures to effectively cope with coronavirus to protect masses in province.
Provincial Minister Mir Zahoor Buledi, Additional Chief Secretary Home Secretary Hafiz Abdul Basit, Chairman Chief Minister inspection team Sajjad Ahmed Bhata, IG police Mohsin Hassan Butt, Finance Secretary Noorul Haq Baloch, Director Health Services Southern Command Brigadier Zulqarnain, DG, PDMA Imran Zarkon, Government Hospitals in Quetta Medical Superintendents, Commissioner Quetta Division have attended the meeting while other Divisional Commissioners joined it via video conferencing.
Secretary Health Department Mudassir Waheed Malik along with Special Secretary Health Tahir Abbasi briefed the meeting about dealing of corona virus and steps taken against it in province, said a press release issued here.
The meeting was informed that the provincial task force, headed by Special Secretary Health has been established, while an emergency has been implemented in ten districts linked to Iran and Afghanistan due to corona virus. The process of screening of returning pilgrims was being started who had been entered in province few days ago and PDMA has established a joint central control room with cooperation of related sector, despite establishment of isolation centers were being made in ten sensitive district hospitals and purchasing of significant equipment has been launched for 300 isolation rooms, 5,000 masks have been delivered to sensitive districts, quarantine SOP has been implemented.
The meeting was told that thermo-guns and 231 ambulances were available in sensitive districts, two isolation rooms in Taftan, one isolation room in Mashkel, an isolation room in Chandagi, an isolation room in Deek-Mand and one isolation room in Gabad were being facilitated, medical staffs have also been deployed with thermo guns, masks, ambulances and other facilities at entry points at Pak-Afghan borders. - APP