NCOC meeting Punjab to focus on Contact Tracing as cases soar

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Staff Reporter

Punjab is all set to scale up contact tracing and increase the number of smart lockdowns in the wake of increasing number of Corona cases, said Punjab Health Minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid while during the NCOC meeting at the Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Department here on Saturday.

Present on the occasion were Secretary Specialized Healthcare and Medical Education Barrister Nabeel Awan, Secretary Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department Sarah Aslam as present on via video link were Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Faisal Sultan, Health ministers of all provinces and officials of the National Command and Control Center.

Dr. Yasmin Rashid apprised the participants about measures to increase the capacity of public sector hospitals, vaccination status, implementation of SOPs and measures for smart lockdowns.

Federal Minister Asad Omar appreciated Punjab performance for control of the Corona Pandemic.

The Health Minister said, “Govt of the Punjab is utilizing all out resources to control the Pandemic. The treatment capacity of government hospitals is being gradually improved.

The SOPs are being implemented. Overall we are vaccinating around 27,000 citizens per day. The Corona testing capacity is also being continuously improved.

Our current focus is on scaling up the Contact Tracing. Smart lockdowns are being enforced in cities showing higher positivity ratio.