ISLAMABAD: Minister for Industries and Production Hammad Azhar on Thursday said healthcare sector would be provided oxygen on priority basis.
“The Ministry of Industries has held a meeting with major oxygen producers and reached a decision with them in this regard,” he said in a tweet.
The minister said three additional oxygen plants in the private sector will also be coming into production within next two weeks.
PM Imran warns of increasing burden on hospitals
Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned of increasing burden on hospitals and existing health facilities if the people do not follow SOPs seriously.
Talking to volunteers of Corona Relief Tiger Force in Islamabad on Thursday, he said it is essential to make common people understand the importance of following precautionary measures.
He said if people follow the SOPs in letter and spirit, the spread of disease could be curtailed. He said next one month is crucial and if we are able to convince people to adopt maximum precautionary measures, the peak of the disease could pass. The Prime Minister said the administration is already stretched to their limits and we do not want to put additional pressure on them.
Imran Khan said volunteers are very important as they have played an important role in all countries in stemming the tide of the pandemic.
Praising volunteers and Corona Relief Tiger Force, the Prime Minister said youth is our future and they also have to play a key role in upcoming rainy season by planting maximum trees unprecedented in the history of the country.