Islamabad, April 6 (Pakistani) Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan was told on Monday that there was no shortage of medical equipment, even when some doctors and medical staff protested the lack of teeth to protect them against the corona virus which had infected more than 3,400 people. in a country.
Khan chaired a National Coordinating Committee meeting to deal with the pandemic and was briefed by the chairman of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Lieutenant General Muhammad Afzal, according to an official statement.
He was told that 3,300 ventilators were provided for 136 government hospitals and protective equipment was also given to doctors and nurses.
Khan also received an explanation that 49,500 test kits had been provided for the province to conduct patient tests.
“We have no shortage of masks and testing equipment and are also working to provide more ventilators,” Afzal said.
Medical staff throughout Pakistan have complained for weeks because of a lack of safety equipment in hospitals because they treat patients suffering from coronavirus.
Police arrested doctors and medical staff in the capital Balochistan on Monday for protesting the lack of protective teeth.
According to the President of the Association of Young Doctors Dr. Yasir Khan, more than 150 doctors and paramedics have been arrested.
The doctors and medical staff wanted to protest outside the Chief Minister when the police accused them.
“This government wants us to work and does not give us anything (PPE for protection against viruses),” he said.
The protest came after more than a dozen doctors contracted a virus that was reported while carrying out their duties.
The Ministry of National Health Service reported on its website that 50 patients had died from the corona virus.
According to the website, Punjab recorded 1,627 cases, Sindh 881, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 405, Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) 211, Balochistan 202, Islamabad 82 and Kashmir occupied by Pakistan with 16 cases.
The ministry for the first time reported that a total of 35,875 tests have been carried out in Pakistan so far.
The number of cases is increasing rapidly in the largest province of Punjab, also the richest region in the country, which should worry the government.
These efforts will contain the disease and provide assistance to poor people.
Meanwhile, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed criticized the government for its lack of efforts to fight the virus by saying that “nothing was done in the field”.
He issued the statement when he heard the appeal against the decision of the Islamabad High Court regarding the release of prisoners tried for a coronavirus outbreak.
“Everyone talks about funds, nobody does anything. Society has been left by God’s mercy, “he said. PTI SH
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