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Pakistan responded effectively to COVID-19 pandemic

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Jul, 2020. 02:14 pm
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State Health Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza has said the government is committed to introducing fundamental reforms by bringing primary healthcare-based universal health coverage in the country.

According to the details, in his recent statement, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza said by the grace of Almighty Allah and hard work, the government has been able to contain the Covid-19 pandemic through timely decisions, smart lockdown strategy, SOPs implementation and Trace, Test and Quarantine Strategy.

State Health Minister said the problems being faced by the health sector today in the country are the result of the combined failure of all previous governments which never prioritized the health requirements of the people.

He said the incumbent government is fully informed of the problems of the health sector and working hard to mend them.

Dr. Zafar Mirza said Pakistan’s preparedness and response to the COVID-19 has been one of the best and finest in the world.

State Health Minister Dr. Zafar Mirza has also dismissed the impression that the government is privatizing public sector hospitals and said that we are making these hospitals autonomous.

Coronavirus Cases in Pakistan 

Pakistan is rapidly witnessing recoveries from the deadly coronavirus, government’s  COVID-19 portal has confirmed that 203269 people have recovered and went back home.

Pakistan has confirmed 46 deaths in a single day by novel coronavirus as the number of positive cases has surged to 263,496. The nationwide tally of fatalities has jumped to 5,568.

1,579 persons have been tested positive for COVID-19 in 24 hours, said according to the latest figures by the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC).

Sindh remains the worst-hit province by the novel pandemic in terms of cases followed by Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Islamabad.

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