Chief Secretary Punjab says that Field Hospitals are being established across the Province

Lahore, April 05, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chief Secretary Punjab Major (r) Azam Suleman Khan has said that field hospitals for corona patients are being established across the province on the pattern of Expo Centre Lahore and two similar health facilities would be functional in Rawalpindi and Jhelum within next three days. He expressed these views while presiding over a high-level meeting at camp office. The meeting reviewed measure to curb spread of coronavirus, SOPs for companies in construction sector and strategy to send pilgrims to their hometowns. Inspector General of Police Shoaib Dastgir, Commissioner Lahore Saif Anjum and officers concerned were present on the occasion.

 

The Chief Secretary said that all resources are being utilized to contain the spread of coronavirus in the province, adding that protection of people as well doctors and paramedics is priority of the Punjab government. He also issued instructions to officers to submit their suggestions to finalize a strategy about construction industry. The meeting was briefed that process of quarantine and testing of pilgrims in Dera Ghazi Khan and Multan has been completed and those to be tested negative for coronavirus would be sent to their hometowns whereas others would be quarantined for more 14 days.

 

The Commissioner Rawalpindi Division said that arrangements have been finalized in Rawalpindi to quarantine the passengers coming from Canada and other countries. The meeting also decided that in the wake of COVID-19 threat, Christian community would be contacted in connection with celebrations of Easter and Good Friday. The IG Punjab asked regional and district police officers to ensure safety of officials performing duties related to coronavirus. He also directed policemen to deal citizens with politely.

 

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Directorate General Public Relations

Government of the Punjab

Lahore, Pakistan

Tel: +92-42-9201390-86

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