Buzdar satisfied over corona management


Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has expressed the satisfaction that daily testing capacity of Punjab has reached to 12,000 while the total number of corona patients is 68308.
He was chairing a video link meeting of cabinet meeting for the eradication of corona at his office on Tuesday to take stock of the situation.
Addressing the meeting, he said 19580 have been recovered and 3498 patients are under treatment in different hospitals of the province, he added.
The number of confirmed patients has declined during the last three days, he continued. Meanwhile, the number of high dependency units in the hospitals of the provincial metropolis has been increased from 671 to 1228.
The number of oxygen-beds in Rawalpindi hospitals is being increased from 227 to 607 and 58 more beds are also arranged for corona patients in Nishter Hospital Multan.
Now, the number of beds has increased to 202 in this hospital, he added. Similarly, 66 ventilators have been provided to Mayo Hospital Lahore, Nishter Hospital Multan, Urology Hospital Rawalpindi, Social Security Hospital Lahore and PKLI Lahore in collaboration with the federal government.
Three PCR machines have also been given to Jinnah hospital Lahore, Quaid-e-Azam Medical College Bahawalpur and Sheikh Zaid Hospital Rahim Yar Khan, he added. He stated that services of 473 additional doctors, 674 nurses and 211 health professionals have been arranged.
The heirs of employees of grades up to 16 will be given four million rupees who will die while performing corona duties.
The heirs of 17 and above grade officers will be given eight million rupees under Shaheed Package, he said.
Meanwhile, approval of the revision of SOPs for the burial of corona patients has been given and the family member could also give Ghusal to the deceased while wearing personal protective equipment.
The CM also directed to continue crackdown against those involved in the hoarding of necessary medicines and asked the administration to submit the report.
Provincial ministers Dr Yasmeen Rashid, Mian Aslam Iqbal, Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan, chief secretary, IG, ACS (Home) administrative secretaries and commissioner attended the meeting while military officials, LB secretary, Transport secretary, Higher Education secretary, Livestock Secretary and PDMA DG participated through video link.
The CM also presided over a meeting at his office to review steps for stabilising the prices of wheat and flour in the province.
The meeting discussed different options for releasing wheat to flour mills and decided that approval will be sought from the provincial cabinet for release of wheat to flour mills and fixing of wheat price. After cabinet approval, the wheat will be provided to flour mills at a price to be decided by it.
SAPM YAR MUHAMMAD RIND CALLS ON CM PUNJAB: Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) and Balochistan’s Education Minister Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind called on Cm Usman Buzdar at his office and discussed different matters including the promotion of inter-provincial harmony.
Talking on this occasion, Usman Buzdar stated that both the provinces will together move forward for development and prosperity.
The people of Balochistan are hardworking and patriotic and the Punjab government will continue its cooperation for the development of Balochistan province, he added.
Sardar Yar Muhammad Rind thanked the Punjab government for restoration of the mausoleum of tribal Baloch chieftain adding that Usman Buzdar has won their hearts because Mir Chaakar-e-Azam Rind also enjoys a distinct status in the history of Punjab.
Usman Buzdar has rendered valuable services to bring the people of both the provinces closer to each other, he said. The role being played by Usman Buzdar for promoting inter-provincial harmony is a valuable thing and we treat Punjab as our home and love it.