GILGIT: Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has introduced awarding AJK’s highest official award “Nishan-e-Kashmir” for Dr Usama Riaz, who embraced martyrdom whereas treating coronavirus sufferers in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Presiding over a high-level assembly on Friday, PM Haider paid glowing tributes to Dr Riaz, saying he has set an eternal instance of valiance and braveness.
Dr Riaz developed severe issues two days after testing optimistic for the coronavirus whereas screening the COVID-19 sufferers with out ample medical support as a consequence of scarcity of provides and was shifted to the district headquarters hospital in Gilgit, the place medics had put him on ventilator as a consequence of his crucial situation. Nevertheless, he handed away a day after.
“The doctors and paramedical staff are leading the war against novel coronavirus on the forefront and we laud their important role in this regard,” he stated.
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The AJK premier additionally introduced a bonus equal to their primary pay for medical doctors and paramedics all through the state from grade 1 to 20.
Emphasising that the federal government would guarantee their safety by offering them protecting gear, PM Haider directed the commissioners of all three divisions to take strict motion in opposition to hoarders and profiteers via efficient administrative steps with a purpose to curtail hoarding and profiteering within the state.
He additionally directed to make sure uninterrupted provide of edibles and different primary facilities of life to the lots throughout lockdown within the area.
“A coronavirus testing lab has become functional in Muzaffarabad. Mirpur Laboratory is also being upgraded and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been approached for establishing another coronavirus testing lab at Rawalakot,” the AJK PM knowledgeable.
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Chief Secretary Mathar Niaz Rana, Secretary Well being Main Normal Tahir Sardar and different officers attended the assembly.
In the meantime, the AJK prime minister attended one other assembly which was presided over by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Chief ministers of all 4 provinces and G-B have been additionally current on the assembly.
Addressing the session, PM Hiader stated that AJK has two confirmed coronavirus sufferers.
“So far the situation is under control. However, it could slip out of hands as Kashmir has a large number of expatriates, which is a serious issue for the government at the moment,” he stated.
The AJK premier knowledgeable the assembly that the state authorities is taking all precautionary measures though they’ve restricted assets to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
He additionally requested the federal authorities to offer 90,000 ton wheat to avert the meals scarcity within the state.