Federal Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed on Thursday said that strict security measures had been adopted during Muharram ul Haram and officials of the Interior Ministry would remain on duty during Ashura holidays.
Talking to the media after inaugurating the Corona ward at Holy Family Hospital, the minister said he would visit provincial capitals to review steps taken there to ensure foolproof security.
Rasheed, appreciating the role of doctors and paramedical staff in the fight against Corona epidemic.
He said 20 new ventilators were provided to the hospital by the NCOC while 15 more would be soon added to the facility.
Sheikh Rasheed also sought traders’ cooperation in ensuring standard operating procedures introduced by the government to contain Covid-19.
On the occasion, Vice-Chancellor Rawalpindi Medical University Dr Muhammad Umer briefed the minister about the hospital.