Govt publishes book on virus care: Mirza

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Friday said that the government has published a book for training and awareness of doctors, nurses and para medical staff deployed at intensive care units (ICUs) to look after Corona patients.

In a media briefing on COVID-19, Dr Mirza said that the book ‘Basic assessment and support in intensive care’ will also be available on official website and termed it a good resource for health professionals.

He said that the situation is better in Pakistan regarding Covid-19 as compared with other countries of the world. He added the government has gradually normalizing the lockdown in order to give relief to common man and for poor segment of society.

He said initially those businesses are allowed where the chances of spread of disease is very low but with obligation to follow those SOPs which were prepared to continue business activities with zero space for any negligence to invite spread of corona.

Mirza asked citizens to strictly follow all SOPs issued by the government to protect the citizens from the disease including SOPs for shopping, for use of masks, for business activities for quarantine or for mosques.

He added the policy of smart lockdown could be successfully implemented if citizens are fully cooperated with the government and implemented all such SOPs. He said that people will be informed through media about their responsibilities.