Islamabad – As a step in direction of controlling the corona epidemic in Pakistan, Nationwide Catastrophe Administration Authority (NDMA)- with the assistance of Military and the government- have managed to supply all of the hospitals with security equipments so as to mitigate the transmission of virus to the docs. Speaking completely, Idrees Masud NDMA’s member of Catastrophe Threat Discount (DRR) said that the very first precedence of their administration was to supply ample provide of protecting gear to all of the hospitals in addition to the chemist shops and markets so that folks obtain a gentle provide and the market doesn’t go wanting these merchandise.

Elaborating the duty, the official briefed that they have been targeted on sustaining the availability chain of the wanted merchandise or equipments to the hospitals and the docs. Additional, he stated that it was a physician’s struggle as they know extra concerning the virus than any of us. Due to this fact, it was are very first duty to make sure the security of docs who’re really combating the virus and serving to us to eradicate it from our nation. When this correspondent requested him about which of the equipments have been ensured of being equipped to all of the hospitals, the incumbent stated that gear like N-95 Masks, protecting physique swimsuit, sanitizers, medicines and plenty of different associated merchandise are to be given to each hospital for the members of their workers and docs. In the present day-according to a press launch by NDMA- within the final 24 hours, the division has efficiently managed to supply the required protecting gear to all of the non-public in addition to authorities hospitals of Pakistan. 

The protecting gear equipped to the hospitals consists of face masks N-95, face sheilds, protecting fits, surgical caps, cotton rolls, Detol and thermal weapons. The identical has additionally been equipped to the workers and docs current within the airports. The press launch additionally states that yesterday evening, a complete of 141 Pakistani nationals got here from Doha and Dubai. Every of those passengers was rigorously screened and checked. Nevertheless, in accordance with the press launch by NDMA, nobody was discovered suspicious. Due to this fact, every one of many arriving passengers was despatched to their houses. Currently, after the incident of Taftan border and the large emergence of corona victims, the docs current over there complained to the related authorities of the insufficient provide of the required gear which was leading to an uncontrollable scenario which they may not deal with. They insisted that they should be supplied with all of the required gear in order that they may assist others do away with it as a substitute of changing into virus suspects themselves.

Pakistan right now reported its eighth dying from the novel coronavirus within the nation and 16 new instances taking the nationwide toll of constructive instances to 908. 

The dying was reported by Punjab, its first thus far. Based on provincial Well being Minister Yasmin Rashid, the affected person was a 57-year-old admitted to Mayo Hospital.

Based on Punjab Well being Division, there are 265 confirmed instances within the province. Based on the break up 176 instances have been of pilgrims, 59 in Lahore, 12 in Gujrat, seven in Gujranwala, three in Jhelum, two every in Rawalpindi and Multan and one case every in Faisalabad, Mandi Bahauddin, Rahim Yar Khan and Sargodha.

Sindh stays the worst affected with a complete of 399 instances. In Karachi alone, the numbers of instances are 130 with the bulk stated to be instances of “local transmission”.


Based on the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa well being division, the variety of instances within the province stands at 38 after 4 new sufferers have been reported, whereas the variety of reported instances in Gilgit-Baltistan is 80.

Balochistan has reported 108 instances, whereas one case has been reported from Azad Jammu and Kashmir.