QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has informed the newly fashioned Nationwide Coordination Committee (NCC) on coronavirus that the provincial authorities is dedicated to making sure provision of all services to individuals, principally pilgrims from Iran, who’re quarantined throughout the province.
“It is the government’s top priority to facilitate the pilgrims. The quarantine centres have the capacity to house 2,000 people. So far, corona tests of 1,350 pilgrims coming from Iran have been done, out of which 133 have come positive and 26 of them will be re-tested,” the CM stated on Thursday.
Jam Kamal was talking via video hyperlink throughout a gathering of the NCC, chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan. Kamal was briefing the members in regards to the provincial authorities’s measures to make sure meals safety in Balochistan whereas stopping the contagious illness.
He stated individuals, who’ve examined detrimental for the virus, are allowed to go dwelling, however they’re being monitored successfully. He stated he has visited the quarantine centres at Quetta, Naseerabad and Sibi.
The chief minister informed the NCC that at a gathering of the provincial apex committee, a number of initiatives had been permitted to curb the unfold of coronavirus in Balochistan.
“These initiatives will ensure efficient procurement of wheat; availability of food items; closure of entry points at Taftan and Chaman borders; increase in testing at quarantine facilities and supply of protective kits to doctors and medical staff,” he added.
He stated the provincial authorities wants the federal authorities’s assist for ventilators and testing kits in addition to different important medical gear.
“Due to the lack of production of food items in Balochistan, the province relies on the arrival of these commodities from Sindh and Punjab. Therefore an effective mechanism is needed to maintain the food chain and transportation of petrol,” he stated.
“After closure of Iran border in Makran and Rakhshan divisions, there is a need to continue supply of oil and other commodities in these areas,” the chief minister stated.
He stated particular medical measures are wanted in view of the outbreak of malaria and different ailments as a result of arrival of summer season. “We also need to end load shedding during the lockdown and during the month of Ramazan,” he stated.
The prime minister agreed with the chief minister’s proposal and warranted him that the federal authorities would cooperate on this regard.
Governor meets Kamal
Balochistan Governor Amanullah Khan Yasinzai referred to as on Jam Kamal on Friday as each of them vowed to proceed collective efforts for the containment of novel coronavirus.
They mentioned completely different points pertaining to prevention of the outbreak. The CM briefed the governor in regards to the security measures taken to this point by the federal government.
Expressing satisfaction over these measures, Yasinzai emphasised the necessity of self-quarantine and social distancing. “By limiting social activities, the masses could save their families and society.” He stated the position of docs and paramedical workers is exceptional. “Their hectic efforts could not go in vain.”
The governor additionally paid a go to to the management room established on the Chief Minister Secretariat with the intention to monitor points linked with stopping the outbreak.
Printed in The Categorical Tribune, March 28th, 2020.