ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday said the government had established a Command and Control Center to ensure effective coordination among the federal and provincial governments on control coronavirus.
He stated this while briefing a high-level meeting of National Coordination Committee chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad.
The foreign minister said the provinces had been asked to nominate their representatives so that they could work in tandem through a standardized mechanism.
He said the National Coordination Committee also decided to put in place protective measures for health worker who remained a front-line defence during the challenge of Coronavirus.
He said keeping a balance between lockdown and provision of basic necessities of life to public was stressed in the meeting.
NDRM Fund extends grant financing of $50m to NDMA
CEO National Disaster Risk Management Fund Lieutenant General (Retired) Nadeem Ahmed has called on Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Saturday.
CEO NDRMF apprised the prime minister about financing aimed to enhance Pakistan’s capacity for preparedness and response for Covid-19.
He said an amount of 50 million dollars will be provided to NDMA for procuring testing kits, Viral RNA Extraction Kits, Mobile X-ray machines, Clinical ICU Ventilators, Syringe Pumps, N 95 Masks, protection suits for health care, Thermal Guns and Scanners with the assistance of the Ministry of National Health Services.
The prime minister appreciated the role of NDRMF for providing urgent financing to NDMA to cope with emergent situation in wake of COVID-19 pandemic.