The arrest of an employee und er violation of Infectious Disease Act and registration of FIR on wrongly narrated report against him is an unfair and unjust act of the Chakwal district administration, states a press release issued by Oil and Gas Company Limited management in Islamabad.
Our Operation Manager had informed the DC Chakwal regarding contraction of coronavirus in one of his employee, despite SHO Dohman, Chakwal called operation manager to his office to explain SOPs of Covid-19.and when the operation manager reached there, he arrested him under violation of Infectious Disease Act recently promulgated by the government of Punjab.
The press statement states that the FIR wrongly narrated that the fist Covid-19 positive case emerged on May 3 and the OM didn’t inform the district administration and had the OM informed in time the spread to other three people could have been stopped.
The press statement states the OGDCL conducted random testing on May 3, 2020. First positive case was confirmed on May 4 and the patient was shifted to quarantine centre in Islamabad to isolate him from the remaining employees.
On May 4, the contacts of the patients were traced and tested for Covid-19.On May 5, senior officer of OGDCL met DC Chakwal and briefed him about the situation.
The press statement further states Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has implemented a strict preventive regime during the prevailing Covid-19 pandemic for the wellbeing of its employees and continuity of its operations.