Punjab Chief Secretary Jawad Rafique Malik has directed all divisional commissioners to ensure strict implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) regarding corona in districts, saying that adoption of precautions is direly needed after easing of restrictions.
He was presiding over a high-level meeting to review corona pandemic and vaccination process in the province, at Civil Secretariat here on Wednesday.
Taking notice of the special branch’s report on SOPs violations in wedding ceremonies, the Chief Secretary said that the violations would not be tolerated in any case and action would be taken against the violators as per law.
He mentioned that only outdoor wedding ceremonies are permitted with SOPs, and there is a complete ban on indoor functions.
The Chief Secretary directed that for planning to deal with coronavirus, the scientific study of all the three waves of the pandemic be conducted. He also asked the officers to ensure data entry of vaccinations on daily basis.
The Chief Secretary also issued instructions to divisional commissioners regarding targets of daily vaccination.
He said that as per guidelines of the NCOC, the targets of vaccination would be achieved, adding that the eradication of coronavirus is only possible through vaccine and precautions.
The administrative secretaries of health department gave detailed briefing to the meeting.
The Secretary Primary Health said that 669 vaccination centres are fully functional across the province and more than 167,000 people were vaccinated during the last 24 hours.
The Additional Chief Secretary, Additional Chief Secretary Home and top civil and military officials attended the meeting whereas all divisional commissioners participated through video link.