Thermal scanners to fight the coronavirus will be imported at airports: NDMA

ISLAMABAD: The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) announced on Saturday that the government decided to import three thermal scanners to address coronavirus airports, ARY NEWS reported.

The NDMA spokesman said the decision to import the scanners was made due to the growing threats of coronavirus and that they would soon arrive in the country.

“Imported scanners will be available at the airports in Karachi, Islamabad and Lahore,” he said.

Amid concerns about the outbreak of a new virus that has so far killed 14 people in China and infected more than 800, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant (SAPM) on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza, said Friday that The country lacks facilities to detect death. coronavirus

Dr. Zafar Mirza said in a statement that samples of suspicious cases will be sent to international laboratories for analysis.

He said that specific virology laboratories have the necessary equipment to diagnose such viral diseases.

The SAPM said the samples would be sent to laboratories in three countries, including China and the Netherlands, until laboratories capable of detecting coronaviruses are established in the country. He said the installation will be available in two weeks.

Read more: The death toll from the China virus increases to 25, infections spread

The National Health Commission of China previously said that so far 830 cases of coronavirus had been confirmed and that 25 people had died until Thursday.

Most cases are in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, where it is believed that the coronavirus originated at the end of last year.

Non-fatal cases have been found in at least seven other countries.

Health officials fear that the transmission rate may be accelerated as hundreds of millions of Chinese travel to their homes and abroad during a week’s holiday for the Lunar New Year, which begins on Saturday.



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Petition filed against CAA for not providing emergency medical care at airports

ISLAMABAD: A petition was filed towards the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday for committing acts of gross and felony negligence for not offering minimal emergency medical tools, services and companies, which has resulted within the deaths of lots of of passengers at Pakistani airports.

The petition has been filed by famend legal professionals, SM Zafar and Barrister Syed Ali Zafar, each of whom have been ex-law ministers of Pakistan and former presidents of Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation (SCBA) of Pakistan, as a direct consequence of a sudden and tragic loss of life of Syed Tariq Zafar, former’s son and latter’s brother, at Jinnah Terminal, Karachi Airport.

The petition has been filed via Mehmood Y. Mandviwalla, Advocate within the Excessive Court docket of Sindh at Karachi claiming that CAA had no physician nor any emergency medical tools, services and companies obtainable at Karachi Airport on the fateful day when Syed Tariq Zafar suffered a cardiac arrest and misplaced his life at Karachi Airport.

The petitioners allege that the CAA breached the obligation of care it owes to all individuals utilizing airports in Pakistan; on this case particularly Syed Tariq Zafar whose life might have been saved had CAA been in a position to present medical emergency, tools, services and companies at airports below its administration and management.

Within the petition it’s acknowledged that on the time of the incidence there was no physician, or any of the next had been obtainable on the airport i.e. emergency medical services and companies, Automated Exterior Defibrillators (AEDs), stretchers or standby ambulance.

It’s contended that the CAA has failed to offer inter alia the next: (i) adequately educated docs, medical workers and services at airports below its management; (ii) Cardiac Resuscitation Stations (CRSs) or AEDs and different emergency tools at airports below its course and management; and (iii) stretchers, standby ambulances and even normal Customary Working Procedures for assembly such medical emergency conditions.

The petition invokes the jurisdiction of the Excessive Court docket citing a matter of grave public significance, involving enforcement of basic rights of the individuals of Pakistan, significantly with respect to the fitting to life and the fitting to security, as assured below the Structure of Pakistan. The Petition additionally suggests a number of suggestions for the CAA to think about and implement to make sure such gross felony negligence doesn’t consequence within the lack of one other human life.

Instructions have been sought from the Sindh Excessive Court docket to take motion towards CAA and its officers for his or her felony and gross negligence in failing to offer correct medical emergency services and companies.

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