Testing capacity increased to 2,500 per day: Nasir

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Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing &Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Nasir Hussain Shah has said that the Sindh government was trying to increase its capacity of conducting Coronavirus test to 5,000 per day by the end of April, so that the exact number of people affected by the virus could be known.
He said that after the receiving the test kits, the province’s testing capacity had increased from 1500 to 2500 per day. He said that the accuracy of test kits sent by the federal government was not proclaimed imperfect by the Sindh government, but in fact the well-known doctors of Aga Khan and Indus hospitals found it incorrect. Nasir Shah said that the Sindh government was trying its best to save its people from this infectious disease.
The minister said that since saving the lives of the people should be the top priority of any government, therefore, the Sindh government would take whatever difficult decisions it had to in order to ensure the safety of the lives of the people. Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest and Wildlife Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Sindh government was fully aware of the problems of the people, but it was making all the decisions in compulsion. He said that the Sindh government decided to lock down the whole province in the public interest. Nasir Shah said an organized and coordinated lock down was the only effective way to get rid of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“If we succeed in a fully organized and coordinated lock down, we will soon be able to get rid of this pandemic,” he said. He said that the Sindh government was also fully aware of the problems of the business community, especially small businessmen, adding that, standard operating procedures were being formulated in this regard, so that even when the businesses opened, the spread of the Coronavirus could be prevented.
The minister said that the formulation of standard operating was very important, as the Sindh government did not want to compromise on the health of the people.
He also thanked the clerics and religious scholars for their cooperation with the Sindh government in making the lock down more effective.

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