NCOC reviews effectiveness of hospitals

By Staff Reporter
Friday – May 15, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The 20th consecutive meeting of the national command and operation centre (NCOC) during Ramazan was held, on Thursday, the NCOC took an in-depth review of existing beds, ventilators and other medical facilities in hospitals, keeping in view the projections of possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the present data.

According to an official statement, the purpose of the thorough examination of the existing facilities was to gauge the capacity of the hospitals.

The meeting also reviewed the latest situation of COVID-19, progress on implementation of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines at the provincial level.

Addressing the meeting in chair, planning, development and special initiatives (PDSI) minister Asad Umar said that the provinces and hospital management had the responsibility to ensure availability of verified data of coronavirus affected patients, and to take effective measures for mitigating the risk of the pandemic outbreak.

While lauding the role of the provinces and health administration PDSI minister Umar said that the implementation of SOPs for the non-spread of coronavirus during the past day at the provincial and district level was encouraging.

He said that the implementation of SOPs and guidelines for containing the risk of COVID-19 can only ensure public health and safety.

Interior minister brigadier (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah apprised the forum that clear instructions to implement the SOPs and guidelines for religious congregations, mosques and markets had been issued a day earlier.