The National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday launched the Pak Nighaban App to provide information to the public about hospitals and the availability of ventilators.
The app, which has data about 1,110 hospitals across Pakistan, would provide information about the number of beds, ventilators and all other details of the hospitals, a private news channel reported.
It would also have information regarding emergency respondents and healthcare officials available at the hospitals.
According to the officials, It would help save lives in cases of emergency as the people could easily check the app and go to the hospital that had the facilities available at that time.
Pak Nighaban can be downloaded from Google Play Store. A link has also been given on the government’s COVID-19 website, covid.gov.pk, to download it.
Meanwhile, it is reported that National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Friday took a detailed review of media campaigns launched by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MoIB) and Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) and provincial authorities to ensure strict compliance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and overall status of healthcare equipment, Epi Curve Chart.
Additionally, the forum was informed about steps being taken for standardizing and assisting provinces on health facilities by sending Special Team led by Dr Faisal Sultan and establishment of helpline for FLHCIN was also discussed.
Minister for Planning Development Reforms and Special Initiatives, Asad Umar chairing the NCOC meeting mulled over to project markets and industries complying with SOPs amid strict enforcement to encourage the masses to follow safety guidelines.
Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the provincial chief secretaries, MoIB and ISPR for effective media campaign highlighting the stringent efforts made by the government to implement SOPs at grassroots level.
He said, ‘We should continue to hammer SOPs compliance in the masses whereas the positive outcome of enforcement should also be projected at the forum and media’. It was suggested that the provincial chief secretaries to take the opportunity of traders associations contacting with media to make them realize their self-responsibility for implementing the SOPs in the markets.