Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar said that there were 2,969 COVID-19 patients in Pakistan who needed oxygen and 546 who were on ventilators on June 20.
Posting a tweet on Saturday, the federal minister said the numbers have decreased by the grace of Almighty as 1,762 patients needed oxygen and 394 were on ventilators yesterday which means reduction by 28 percent.
He said, “The success of smart lockdown, administrative actions concerning standard operating procedures (SOPs) and most important of all, better conduct by people is prominent.”
“The significant thing here is that stopping the spread of coronavirus is in our collective control. If we continue to take precautions, our health as well as employments will remain protected. Otherwise, God forbid, we may also face situations like America, Brazil and India.”
Moreover, Asad Umar will be presiding over an important meeting to discuss Karachi’s electricity woes on Saturday (today) at the Sindh Governor House.
Members of National Assembly, Sindh Assembly and Karachi Electric (KE) representatives will also attend the meeting.
The industrialists and SSGC’s representatives are also invited to attend the meeting.
However, the meeting has been called on on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The minister for planning also requested the nationals to take precautionary measures for the novel coronavirus. You have to wear masks and practice social distancing, said Asad Umar.
Asad Umar said, “You have to take care of yourselves.”
“Take precautions, listen to your doctors and stay healthy. If people don’t follow the instructions then it will be difficult to control the spread of the coronavirus.”
The cases in Pakistan were increasing but they have now been controlled to a certain extent, he said, adding that the difference is quite evident.
The federal minister thanked the country’s doctors, paramedical staff and health workers for working round the clock. “This is the perfect example of Pakistan at its best as everyone has been doing their part to fight the virus,” Asad Umar said.