COVID-19: Army chief directs to assist civil administration for safety of people
RAWALPINDI: Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday directed all commanders to take maximum necessary measures to assist the civil administration for safety and well-being of the people in the wake of coronavirus.
According to media wing of armed forces, the Inter Services Public Relations, all medical facilities of the Armed Forces were operationalized and geared up to meet any eventuality to deal with pandemic.
“COVID-19 testing labs have been established at major military hospitals across the country and central testing lab at Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rawalpindi,” said the ISPR adding that COVID-19 help desks have also been established at each military hospital for fast track handling.
The statement said that Armed Forces of Pakistan were fully involved in assisting the government and provincial administrations to tackle the situation since the outbreak and duly vigilant of the developing situation post COVID-19.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday underlined government’s priority to save economy from the negative impacts of the coronavirus and ensuring uninterrupted flow of economic activities in the country.
Chairing a high level meeting to cater to the possible effects of coronavirus on economy in Islamabad, he said protecting employment of the general public was also top priority of the government.
He directed the concerned authorities to devise a comprehensive strategy to provide relief to the common man in view of any possible situation and ensure availability of the essential commodities.