ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr. Zafar Mirza on Tuesday said at least 5,000 health professionals would be imparted training in one month to deal with the patients of coronavirus across Pakistan.
“With the help of health experts, 5,000 health professionals will be imparted training in one month. We will not only grant them protection gears but will also equip them with international standard training,” Zafar Mirza said while addressing a press briefing in Islamabad.
He said soon the government was going to launch a training programme in which all the health professionals including doctors, nurses and paramedics, who were looking after or will be posted to look after patients of coronavirus, will be provided basic training on how to manage those patients.
He also expressed his profound gratitude to local and overseas Pakistanis for expressing desire to donate articles, gears and equipments that could help us in fight against coronavirus including goggles, masks, medicines and medical equipments.
The SAPM said the federal government had established a focal point where those who wanted to donate something as well as those who needed something could contact.
“National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) is the lead operational agency of Pakistan in COVID-19 emergency. A whole-of-the-government approach is being employed. Anyone who wants to donate to help the government with the response please contact: Maj Sajjad Kiani 92 334 5888555 or 92 3432851914 or 92 51 9201056 or [email protected],” he wrote in a tweet.
A joint meeting of the parliamentary leaders of the Senate and the National Assembly will be held at Parliament House in Islamabad on Mar 25.
The initiative has been taken by Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser to discuss the situation arising out of Coronavirus and its impact on the economy.
The meeting will also discuss the formation of a proposed parliamentary committee on coronavirus.